Jouko Harjanne studied the trumpet with Raimo Sarmas at the Tampere Conservatoire and continued after graduating with Henri Adelbrecht and Timofei Dokshitser. Between 1978 and 1984, Harjanne was alternate lead trumpeter with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1984 he has been a solo trumpeter with the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki. Harjanne has played chamber music in many brass and chamber ensembles, including the Finnish Brass Ensemble, the Brasstime Quartet and the Protoventus Ensemble.

Jouko Harjanne’s international career has been enhanced by many competition successes, including second place in the Prague Spring Trumpet Series in 1987, and first place in the Ellsworth Smith Trumpet Competition in 1990. Harjanne’s solo performances abroad have extended as far as Russia, Japan, Republic of Korea and the USA, as well as Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. Harjanne’s career received an additional boost by his recorded performance in England with soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa in 1994, and by his performance, to great success, of Rodion Schedrin’s new trumpet concertos European premiere in Moscow in the fall of 1995.

Harjanne has made numerous solo recordings. In addition to recording the standard repertoire, Harjanne has gained a reputation for the recording of what are considered the trumpet’s most difficult works (e.g. the Zimmermann, Gruner, Nagao, Schedrin and Jolivet concertos).

“My Coyote Loredo is protective and stylish. I travel with complete confidence in this case.” — Jouko Harjanne

Jouko Harjanne loves his black leather COYOTE.