The Finnish composer Tomi Räisänen (b. 1976 in Finland) studied composition at the Sibelius Academy. Before entering the Academy he read music at the University of Helsinki studying musicology and composition. Räisänen completed his studies by participating in several international composition masterclasses, seminars and workshops. Since early 2000’s Räisänen’s list of works has rapidly grown and contains compositions from solo pieces to chamber and choral music, and includes orchestral pieces and concertos. Räisänen’s music has been widely performed and broadcast in around 40 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. In year 2007 Räisänen won the Irino Prize in Japan with his work “Stheno”. In year 2002 he was awarded with the 2nd prize in the international composition competition “2 Agosto” in Italy. He has also gained success in other composition competitions in Finland and Australia.