Mika Orava was born 1972 in Imatra, Finland. He started to play the piano at the age of 8, completed his studies at the Sibelius Academy, and received his Master’s of Music degree in 2002. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree (2007). In addition to teaching, coaching and creating original works in media art, Orava has performed over 500 public piano recitals, chamber and lied concerts in Finland, Europe, Russia and the United States.
Johann Sebastian BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Prelude & Fugue E minor (X)
Prelude & Fugue G sharp minor (XVIII)
Prelude & Fugue C sharp major (III)
Prelude & Fugue D major (V)
Prelude & Fugue E major (IX)
Prelude & Fugue F major (XI)
Prelude & Fugue F sharp minor (XIV)
Prelude & Fugue F minor (XII)
Franz SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata A major D.959
“Mika’s work is extremely rare in its fearless crossing of imaginary borders, in its intensity, and in its out-of-the-box thinking. He is a man of sweeping vision and boundless courage.” – Matti Raekallio, Pianist, Professor, The Juilliard School.