Suvi Eevi Karhu
Born and raised in Kajaani, Northern Finland, Suvi Eevi Karhu fell in love with the mesmerizing sound of kantele already at the age of five. Since these times, Suvi Eevi has both played and composed music for this enchanting instrument. Currently living in Helsinki, Finland, and finalizing her academic studies in classical kantele department in the Sibelius Academy, she describes the Nordic nature to be one of the greatest inspirations in her music. The genres may range from classical and folk music towards more pop-oriented sounds – regardless of the genre Suvi Eevi urges to be able to touch the audience with her work.
Suvi Eevi has won the first prize in the International Kantele Competition twice (2011 & 2017) and has as well acted as a composer for theater productions. As an artist she wishes to break prejudices about kantele music and works actively to make the instrument more known around the world. Currently Suvi Eevi is dreaming about her first solo album.