JERRY PIIPPONEN is a percussionist born in Lahti and now based in Helsinki. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music and at the Sibelius Academy and played with the Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera from 2016 to 2018 before joining the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra as Deputy Principal Percussion.
In addition to his orchestral career, Piipponen is a founding member of the Awake Percussion quartet and Kaaos Ensemble (flute, sax, guitar, percussion). He also regularly appears with the ÄÄNI collective. He exercises his organisational talent as chairman of the Percussionists’ Chamber Music Society and as a member of the orchestra delegation of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In his spare time, he enjoys home improvement and climbing.