ELISAR RIDDELIN is currently pursuing a master’s degree in conducting at The Sibelius Academy in Helsinki under Sakari Oramo. He previously studied in Sweden at The Royal College of Musik Stockholm, and in Germany at Hochschule für Music Würzburg with Professor Ari Rasilainen. Riddelin has worked with orchestras such as Rheinland-Phalz Philharmonics, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Hoffer Philharmonics, Vaasa-, Lappeenranta-, Mikkeli- and Jyväskylä city orchestras. He founded the Caprico Orchestra which focuses on contemporary music and has premiered over 20 new works for chamber orchestra from young Finnish composers. As a composer, Riddelin’s works have been frequently performed in festivals such as Helsinki Festival, Sysmä Summer Sounds, Musequal and Kajaanin runoviikot. Highlights of the next season include premiere of his violin concerto Loviatar with Turku Philharmonic orchestra debut with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Joensuu City Orchestra and performance of his french horn quintet in Basel at Feeling white and blue festival. His works have been performed throughout Europe in France, Luxemburg and Germany. He has been recipient of scholarships and awards, including Young Musician of the Year by Pro Musica Foundation and grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.