Elli Vallinoja is a Finnish mezzo and a recent a graduate of the Sibelius Academy. She is a prize winner in national and international competitions, most recently 2nd prize and Lied-price in international Haydn competition in Austria in june 2018. Vallinoja is a frequent guest singer at the Finnish national opera and sang there last season e.g. in the roles of Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Ines (Il Trovatore).Highlight of season 2016-2017 was her well-received International debut as Ottavia in Opera de Lyon’s production of Monteverdi’s opera Incoronazione di Poppea. She has sung as an opera and concert soloist in many Finnish festivals. As a soloist she has performed for example in Mozart’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. She is a passionate performer of contemporary music and has world premiered pieces from many Finnish composers such as Timo Hietala, Ville Matvejeff, Jukka Nykänen and Kirmo Lintinen. Vallinoja is a grantee of Finnish Cultural foundation, Selim Eskelin foundation and Pro Musica foundation.