Tero Toivonen (1974) has been a member of Tapiola Sinfonietta for twenty years, being as a principal horn almost ten years.
Toivonen has also worked as a principal horn in chamber orchestra Avanti for 18 years.
Since year 2016 Toivonen has worked as a french horn lecturer in Sibelius-Academy.
Toivonen is giving a masterclasses on a regular basis. Toivonen just visited teaching in The Hong Kong University of Performing Arts and gave a masterclass recently also to students of Manhattan School of Music and The Royal Danish School of Music. During the year 2018 Toivonen will be visiting and giving masterclass in Tokyo University of the Arts GEIDAI.
Toivonen has played as a soloist many times with major orchestras in Finland and abroad.
Finnish composers have dedicated many horn concertos to Toivonen. The french horn concerto composed by Uljas Pulkkis has been performed many times abroad played by Toivonen.
Toivonen has played chambermusic in every finnish music festival and Toivonen has been invited very often abroad to play chambermusic. Toivonen has been vinning Royal Philharmonic Society Award price for the concert in Wigmore-hall London few years ago.
Toivonen did his doctorate degree at Sibelius-Academy in 2014. It is story about a boy from the suburbs. Not too talented but very motivated because of the great teacher. My thesis describes my personal odyssey as an orchestral musician and audience education worker. It addresses the essence of audience education, its basic premises and status quo, its objectives and methods used in the field. The distance from the stage to the audience seated a few metres away is surprisingly long and challenging for a musician.
Toivonen has been playing a lot of concerts with different orchestras abroad. For example Ensemble Modern Frankfurt and Scottis Chamber Orchestra
Toivonen has worked as a conductor with couple of wind orchestras in Finland.