Pasi Hyökki sang in the Tapiola Choir from 1980 to 1986 and became its Artistic Director in autumn 2008.
Pasi Hyökki (b. 1970) graduated from the Sibelius Academy with a M.Mus. degree in choir conducting. He has studied further at masterclasses given by Eric Ericson and Anders Eby. In addition to the Tapiola Choir, he conducts the EMO Ensemble chamber choir and the Talla Vocal Ensemble, both of which he founded. He received the prize for best choir conductor at the Chorus Review of the Tampere Vocal Music Festival in 1997, at In…Canto sul Garda in Italy in 2001, and at the Harald Andersén Chamber Choir Competition in 2003.
As a sopranista, Pasi Hyökki has studied with Claudine Ansermét, Christina Miatello and Gloria Banditelli in Urbino in Italy. He made his soprano début in Handel’s Messiah in autumn 2003 and gave his first solo recital at the Time of Music festival in Viitasaari in central Finland in summer 2004, premiering works written for his voice by Seppo Pohjola, Perttu Haapanen and Sampo Haapamäki.