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Eicca Toppinen -
Eicca Toppinen


Helsinki, Vantaa

Cellist type:

Performing fields:
solo, chamber, orchestra


Born in Vantaa, Finland, in 1975.
Leader and founder of, and main composer for heavy metal cello quartet Apocalyptica (, the creators of cello based metal music, and the Sibelius Academy Cello Sixtett. Plays a Terzi Antivarius (2Ĺ75) and a Bendikt Lang cello (1984), with two bows, made by Wilson/Benedek (1988) and Tourte. Strings of choice are Jargar Forte, and the rosin Liebenzeller Gold IV.

Quote of choice: "If itís too loud, youíre too old!"

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This cellist was posted by Erik Hamrefors and last edited on 20 January 2007 at 6:00:49 PM.