Petri Jussi Lehto
Finnish double bassist Petri Lehto (b. 1959) joined Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 1987 after his studies at Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki with Olli Kosonen and at Conservatoire de Musique de Genève with Franco Petracchi,
During his longer stays abroad he has done free-lance work in US with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Des Moines Metro Opera as well as in UK with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Chamber music is also an important part of Petri Lehto's musicianship. He has performed regularly with Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble and Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and its ensembles.
Alongside his career as an instrumentalist Petri Lehto is also a tenor singer and has performed with vocal ensembles, Savonlinna Opera Festival Chorus and as a tenor soloist with several orchestras (including Lahti Symphony Orchestra at the Proms Festival, London).
As a result of a bet Petri Lehto graduated from Sibelius-Academy in 2004 and was further lured also into postgraduate studies.