Henri Hersta

Date: 07.07.15 Tuesday
Time: 20

Henri Hersta began his musical studies as a piano pupil of Marina Busch in Heinola,

Finland. Later he studied the organ privately with Maija Laine and Birgitta Forsman. Mr.

Hersta continued his studies at the Sibelius Academy with Ville Urponen (organ) and Tarja

Penttinen (piano), where he received his A Diploma in organ 2007 and B Diploma in piano

in 2006 with excellent marks. In 2010 he received the degree of Master of Music

(Department of Church Music, Sibelius Academy). Between 2013 and 2015 Mr. Hersta

worked as cathedral organist in Tampere. In 2015 he was appointed as organist of

Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki.


Henri Hersta has given solo and chamber music concerts all over Finland. He has

extended his studies by participating in many master classes in Finland and abroad. He

was chosen the Young Artist of the Year by Lahti Organ Festival in 2001 and by Pori

Organ Festival in 2008.

Contact details

Turku Cathedral International Organ Concerts

Eerikinkatu 3 A PL 922
20101 Turku
Puh. (02) 261 7111