Tatu Kauppinen (b. 2000) is a Helsinki born cellist. At the moment he studies at the Rostock University of Music and Theater with Natalie Clein. Earlier he studied at the Sibelius Academy, where his teachers were Tuomas Lehto, Hannu Kiiski and Marko Ylönen. Kauppinen has taken part in several master courses i.e. with Claudio Bohorquez, Ivan Monighetti and Arto Noras. He won a special prize at the Turku Cello Competition in 2018. Alongside with his solo studies Kauppinen is an active chamber musician. He has performed at Kuhmo Chamber Music, Kamarikesä Festival, Helsinki Festival, Naantali Music Festival and Music Festival in Kauniainen. He is a member of the Seele Quartet, which has concerts regularly and has had success at competitions in Finland and abroad. In the beginning of 2023 Kauppinen is going to begin as a member at the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Karajan Academy. Kauppinen’s instrument is a Pierre & Hippolyte Silvestre cello, kindly on loan from a private patron. His bow, Husson Mariet, is owned by the Finlandia Hall Rotary Club.