Senja Rummukainen was born in 1994. She won first prize in the Turku Cello Competition in 2014 and in 2015 was one of the finalists in the Guilhermina Suggia Award cello competition in Portugal. She regularly appears at music festivals in Finland and abroad and has performed as soloist with such orchestras as the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Turku Philharmonic, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. She has made several recordings for the Finnish broadcasting company, YLE. She plays a good deal of chamber music and in 2017 was invited to become second principal cellist with the Helsinki Philharmonic. Rummukainen is one of the Artistic Directors of the Kamarikesä Festival, together with Johannes Piirto, Kasmir Uusitupa, Tami Pohjola and Riina Piirilä. At present she is studying at Universität der Künste Berlin with Jens-Peter Maintz. Her previous teachers had been Taru Aarnio, Marko Ylönen, Young-Chan Cho and Truls Mørk. Currently she has use of a Stefano Scarampella cello from 1897, which Jorma Panula has kindly lent her.