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Wander the world through dreams
Vantorea stands for Dawnstrider in Quenya, J.R.R. Tolkien’s elven language. The nick is a tribute to a person who helped me through some really rough waters. Dawnstriders walk the first light of the morning sun. Whether it’s because we have stayed up that late or woken up that early, it’s the unique, solitary moment when inspiration, ideas and fantasies come to life that unites us.
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I have studied classical singing since 2014. Prior to that I practiced hard independently and immersed myself in band and choir activities. Originally I started my musical studies at the age of five by playing the violin which was my companion for little over ten years. Eventually I had to come to terms with the fact that the violin could never be enough for me as a tool of expression. Singing has always been my way of channeling out all those feelings, stories and worlds I have bubbling beneath the surface.
I was in Kuopio Youth Choir 2008-2014 and every now and then I might still get to take part in some productions. I got to experience some of the most amazing stuff with the choir like my first proper studio sessions recording the Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi album, trips to Denmark and Wales and real live shows in Ruisrock and the Hartwall Arena. I’m so grateful for my years with this group!