A PROFESSIONAL AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMPOSER, ARRANGER & MUSICIAN FROM HELSINKI, FINLAND.
Although mostly known for his works with over 60 films;
feature, documentary and TV, Timo Hietala's wide career contains a vast amount of productions in all medias and orchestras.
Alongside Hietala's film scores he has worked successfully with drama music in theaters and radio. Especially his music and soundworks in the Finnish National Theatre has been a great success among audiences and critics. His opera Ihmepoika A / Wonder boy A won the YAM Award for Best Opera in 2017.
Hietala is also known for his compositions and arrangements for symphony orchestras and has commissioned scores by Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and UMO-Jazz Orchestra, BBC London Proms, to name a few.
In his works Hietala creatively combines different music genres; concert-, jazz-,improvisational-, ethnic-, rock- and electronic music, and is therefore held as the ”musical freethinker & maker” in the Finnish music scene.