Horn Professor at the Music University of Frankfurt and a known Horn Soloist around the world.
Esa studied in Finland and Germany with professors Leena Heikkilä, Timo Ronkainen, Michael Hoetzel, Dale Clevenger y Herman Baumann. In 2001 he completed his doctorate program at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki.
Between 1986 and 2007 he played principal horn in various professional orchestras such as: Avanti! Chamber orchestra, Helsinki Philarmonik, Swedish Radio y Finnish Radio and was invited to play with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra,the Frankfurt Opera, among others. He was also frequently invited to play as a solois with orchestras and festivals all around the world.
Since 1996 he taught in various music schools and conservatories and gave masterclasses in many countries.,He has been invited as a horn teacher to orchestras such as Schleswig-Holstein, The Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie…
In 1989 he won the “Nordic Horn Competition” and in 1994 he was a finalist at the ARD music competition.