Petteri Iivonen is one of the foremost violin players in Finland. He was awarded II Prize in the international Sibelius Violin Competition in 2010. The highlights of his career include concerts with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Opéra National de Paris, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, New York Classical Symphony Orchestra, Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Helena Symphony, New European Ensemble and Lithuanian National Symphony. He has performed in Hungary, Italy, Bolivia, South Korea, Kazakhstan and Slovenia as well as with most Finnish orchestras. He has collaborated with conductors as Leif Segerstam, Jukka- Pekka Saraste, Giancarlo Guerrero, Okko Kamu, Lahav Shan, Sakari Oramo, Chi- Yong Chung, John Storgårds, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Ari Rasilainen och Hannu Lintu. As a dedicated chamber musician, he has performed with Elisabeth Leonskaja, Matti Salminen, Michel Lethiec, Clive Greensmith, Atar Arad, Nobuko Imai, Hagai Shaham, Frans Helmerson, Monica Groop, Regis Pasquier, Arto Noras, Paul Neubauer, Lilli Paasikivi and Martin Beaver. 2019 he was appointed concert master of the legendary orchestra of Opéra National de Paris.