Topi Lehtipuu was born in Australia from Finnish parents and grew up in Tampere, Finland. As a full time student of the Sibelius Academy he perfected his musical education in piano, violin, choir conducting, and singing. At the same time he dedicated himself to an unusual range of artistic acitivities. Having had a permanent job as a choir tenor in the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, young Lehtipuu made his opera stage debuts at the Vantaa Opera (Albert Herring), at the Savonlinna Opera Festival and at the Théâtre des Champs‐Elysées (Tamino). He subsequently took up residence in Paris. Appointed artistic director of the Turku Music Festival from 2010 to 2013, Topi Lehtipuu has gained international reputation as one of Finlands highly idividual artists. A frequent guest in Berlin, Brussels, Glyndebourne, Helsinki, London, Paris, Salzburg, and Vienna, he has appeared in concert halls and opera houses all over Europe, as well as in Japan and the USA. Nowadays he spends an increasing amount of time with recordings.