The Finnish pianist Pauliina Tukiainen gained a reputation as a wide-ranging interpreter and professor for Lied interpretation. She studied piano in her native country and in Frankfurt am Main and won numerous prizes and scholarships during her Art Song studies with Hartmut Höll and Anne Le Bozec in Zurich and Karlsruhe.
She received further artistic impulses from Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ralf Gothoni, Thomas Hampson, Christoph Prégardien and Wolfgang Rihm.
Pauliina Tukiainen has given song recitals in reknowned concert halls and international festivals such as Berlin State Opera, Musikverein in Wien, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Bodensee Festival, the Enescu Festival in Bukarest, Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Tonhalle Zurich, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Konserthus Oslo, the Cape Classic Festival in South Africa, the Mehli Mehta Foundation in India, and Saigon Opera House, Vietnam.
Many of the concerts have been recorded live by international broadcasting companies. Her highly acclaimed debut CD, „Mirrors“, including chamber music and songs by Kaija Saariaho and Jean Sibelius, was released by Coviello Classics in 2013 followed by CDs of songs by Alban Berg, Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner and the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihms „Ophelia Sings“. Her recording „Serious Songs“ by Alba Records with the finnish baritone Arttu Kataja was nominated as album of the year of Finnish Broadcast company Yle. Her recent CD by Alba Records is Schuberts Winterreise with Arttu Kataja, released in January 2022.
Pauliina Tukiainen shares an extensive connection with the Bonner Schumannfest where she has also been appointed as artistic advisor, as which she created a podium for younger Liedduos.
She taught at the music universities of Frankfurt am Main and Freiburg. Furthermore, she is an internationally sought-after jury member and lecturer for masterclasses and workshops.
Since October 2017 she holds a professorship for Art Song at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.