Mikko Raasakka

f 1965
www.raasakka.net

Freelance clarinetist living in Helsinki, Finland.
He completed an artistic doctorate at the Sibelius Academy in 2005. Raasakka is especially known for his work with contemporary music. He has premiered dozens of new works for clarinet and bass clarinet, including six concertos.

Since 2009 Raasakka has been a member of defunensemble, an exploratory Finland-based new music group devoted to the performance of electro acoustic music.
He is also a member of the Zagros Ensemble.
Raasakka has performed at festivals in sixteen European countries, Canada, USA, Australia and South Korea.

His first solo CD Eliangelis (2014) had an enthusiastic feedback from the press.