The baritone Waltteri Torikka is quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising new talents in the next generation of opera singers from Finland. He was named Young Musician of the Year 2014 by the Finnish Pro Musica Foundation and is the recipient of the 2013 Martti Talvela Foundation Award. He won the men’s first prize in the Lappeenranta National Singing Competition in 2010 and was awarded the 2009 HSBC laureates’ prize at the prestigious Mozart Academy of the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence. Torikka has sung with the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finnish National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Danish National Opera, New Generation Opera and at the Helsinki Festival. He has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and Camerata Salzburg, as well as working with conductors including Mikko Franck, Ville Matvejeff, Louis Langrée and Esa-Pekka Salonen.