Terhi Dostal, pianist
The Finnish pianist Terhi Dostal’s (née Jääskeläinen) career was launched with a performance as a soloist with the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg under Valery Gergiev. She has since performed with various international orchestras, including the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Lahti and many others. She has played in several European countries and in the
In addition to her career as a pianist, Terhi Dostal was also the culture attaché to the Finnish Institute in
Terhi Dostal started piano studies in her home town Mikkeli at the age of five. Later, she studied in the Lahti Conservatory, Sibelius-Academy and Imola Piano Academy in Italy. Her most important teachers were Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Matti Raekallio, Boris Petrushansky and Rauno Jussila. She received her Doctor of Music title at the Sibelius-Academy in 2010. Her artistic supervisor during the doctoral studies was Prof. Noel Flores in Vienna. In addition to piano, she has also studied privately composition.
Terhi Dostal has in recent years devoted herself to the interpretation of the music of Johannes Brahms. She performed the complete works of Brahms’ piano compositions in her concert series in Finland, Germany and Austria. Dostal has also held lecture concerts and given multi-media presentations about the music of Brahms. Terhi Dostal received her Doctor's degree in November 2010 at the Sibelius-Academy. In her doctoral thesis she discussed the literary predilection of the young Brahms. Her solo CD "Brahms Variations", published in 2010, got excellent reviews.