Beata Jemina Antikainen


Beata Antikainen was born 1993 in Finland and has received her first cello classes at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in the class of Prof. Marko Ylönen. She is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin with Prof. Claudio Bohórquez. She also receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and takes part in the intensive music weeks held there.

Beata Antikainen has won the International Anton Rubinstein competition for violoncello, the “Bundesweiter Hochschul-Wettbewerb der Peter Pirazzi Stiftung and the “Turku Cello Competition”. As an active chamber-musician she participates in numerous festivals like the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, the Helsinki Chamber Summer, the Hauho Music Festival, the Saimaa Music Festival, the Sibafest, the Avanti Summer MusicFest, Pyhäjärvi Chamber Music, the International Classical Music Festival clasclas and the Eloa Festival. Beata Antikainen is additionally the artistic director of the Hvitträsk Chamber Music Festival. 

The young cellist has worked together with musicians like Guy Braunstein, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Clara-Jumi Kang and Elina Vähälä. As a soloist she already performed with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, the Helsinki Ensemble and the Philharmonie Baden-Baden. 2010 and 2013 she was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Since 2017 she has been playing with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Beata Antikainen is a scholarship holder of Pro Musica, the Wegelius Foundation and the Finnish Federal Cultural Foundation, which also kindly provides her the violoncello from Luigi Bajoni.