Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve is known as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation. He performs as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader on both modern and period instruments.

Valve studied at the Sibelius Academy in his home town of Helsinki and at the Edsberg Music Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on solo performance and chamber music.
Tipi works closely with a number of composers and has commissioned new works for the cello. Amongst the works he has premiered are concertos by Aulis Sallinen, Olli Virtaperko, Eero Hämeenniemi and Olli Koskelin. Valve has also commissioned orchestrated arrangements of Olli Mustonen’s Cello Sonata and the Debussy Cello Sonata.

In 2006, Valve was appointed Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra with whom he frequently appears as a soloist. Valve also curates the ACO’s chamber music series in Sydney. Tipi is a founding member of Jousia Ensemble and Jousia Quartet.

“His tone was so stunningly beautiful that a single note emitting from his instrument communicated more than others can express in a lifetime.”
Chicago Classical Music

Tipi joins the ASQ for the following performances:

– National Season Tour One, Haydn Winkelman Sibelius

Valve appears courtesy of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He plays a Brothers Amati cello from 1616, kindly on loan from the ACO Instrument Fund, and plays exclusively on LARSEN STRINGS A/S.