Teemu Kauppinen has played with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2006 and
Virtuosi di Kuhmo since 1994. He also worked with the Deutsche Kammerakademie,
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Orquesta
Sinfónica de Galicia in Spain and Royal Northern Sinfonia in the UK. Kauppinen is a much in demand as a chamber musician and in recent years has appeared at several festivals including Naantali, Kuhmo and Korsholm. He gained a Master´s degree from the Sibelius-Academy where he was taught by Jussi Javas. From 1997–2000 he continued his studies at Cologne's Hochschule für Musik as a student of Veit-Peter
Schüssler. In masterclasses and privately his teachers have also included Franco Petracchi, Esko Laine, Duncan McTier and Janne Saksala. Teemu Kauppinen´s instrument is an Italian Antonio Guadagnini double bass from 1879.