Annaleena Jämsä


Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland

Annaleena Jämsä has worked as the principal flutist of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009. She has previously been employed as the principal or co-principal flutist in the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Kymi Sinfonietta. She substitutes regularly in several orchestras in the Nordic countries. In addition to her work in the orchestra, Jämsä is a member of a prestigious wind ensemble, the Oslo Chamber Academy. She also teaches flute at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences and regularly gives master classes.

As a soloist she has performed with several Finnish orchestras including the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, St. Michel Strings, Kemi City Orchestra, Guards Band of Finland and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra playing music of Mozart, Nielsen, Bernstein, Nishimura, C.Ph.E.Bach, J.S.Bach and Vivaldi.

Upcoming performances include the Ibert flute concerto with the Jyväskylä Sinfonia and the Englund flute concerto with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. She will also premiere a new work by composer Esa Pietilä at the Tampere Flute Fest 2023.

Jämsä won the first prize in the flute category and was awarded as the Best Woodwind Player in the 2003 Lahti National Wind Instrument Competition. In 2001, she won a special prize in the Crusell Flute Competition. Jämsä pursued her professional studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland with Liisa Ruoho and Ilpo Mansnerus.