AWARDS

  • 1967              The Pro Musica Medal
  • 1972              I Prize of the internal Finnish piano competition as part of the Nordic Piano Competition
  • 1973              I Prize in the Maj Lind Piano Competition in Helsinki.
  • 1985              The Siikajoki Cross of Merit with Diploma, awarded by the Finnish Army.
  • 1996              The Sibelius Medal, awarded by the Birth Place of Sibelius in Hämeenlinna.
  • 1999              Artist of the Year 1999, votation by the UK Sibelius Society.
  • 2002–06        Five Years’ State Salary Scholarship granted by the Central Committee of Arts in Finland.
  • 2009              Cross of Merit of Finland’s Lion’s Order awarded by the Finnish President Tarja Halonen.
  • 2010              Cultural Prize for ‘The Work of a Life Time’, awarded to Suvi and Folke Gräsbeck by the Foundation of Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth.
  • 2013              ‘Pianist in Residence’, title awarded by the Academic Symphony Orchestra of Åbo Akademi (Turku)
  • 2014              The Sibelius Medal, awarded by The Sibelius Society of Finland.
  • 2015              The Sibelius Medal in Silver, awarded by the Birth Place of Sibelius in Hämeenlinna.