Riikka Repo, Viola
Riikka Repo has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 2017. As a passionate and sought-after chamber musician, she regularly collaborates with a range of formations, performing in international concert halls and festivals.
Riikka is currently enjoying a busy freelance life, having worked as Co-Principal Viola of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2013 to 2020. Prior to this, she was a member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008-2013. When not appearing with the Swedish Radio or the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Riikka performs with her quartet, the Vamlingbo Quartet, has regular invitations to play with various other ensembles and orchestras and is a recording artist for BIS. She is the artistic director of the Vamlingbo Chamber Music Festival which takes place in Gotland every July.
After graduating from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki following studies with Jouko Mansnerus, Riikka continued her education with David Takeno in London and Lars Anders Tomter at the Edsberg Chamber Music Institute. She has many interests outside and around music, including being an avid reader, keen cyclist and joyful runner.