frontside artists

Kati Raitinen


Kati Raitinen combines her position as principal cellist at the Royal Opera with extensive involvement in both national and international chamber music. As a member of the no longer active string trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen, she has won three Swedish Grammis awards.

They have also received the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s prestigious Interpretation Prize. Alongside Cecilia Zilliacus, she is the artistic director for the chamber music series “Monday at Last” at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

In addition to CD recordings, she has frequently performed for radio and TV, most recently paying homage to female composers with Rita Strohl’s “Solitude”. The program is titled “Her Curious Gaze”.

Since autumn 2020, Kati has worked as a part-time lecturer at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, teaching both cello and chamber music. Kati Raitinen studied in Helsinki with Prof. Martti Rousi and in Stockholm with Prof. Frans Helmerson. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Listen to Kati talk about the effect of music in the radio program Hjärtslag

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