Henri Sigfridsson, born in Turku (1974), began studying at the Turku Conservatory and later at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at the Musikhochschule Köln. As a soloist Sigfridsson has played with the leading Finnish orchestras and numerous orchestras in Europe, including the MDR Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonics. He has made notable debuts at the Bayreuth Music Festival, the Ruhr Piano Festival, Wigmore Hall London, all over Europe and the US. He won the first prize at the international Franz Liszt competition in Weimar and the Scandinavian competition The Nordic Soloist Competition.
In 2005 he won the first prize at the Beethoven International Piano Competition in Bonn, where he got the Audience Prize and Chamber Music Prize as well.