KALLE KANTTILA, Audition training, was born in Oulu, Finland. He began his music studies at the Helsinki Conservatory of Music and furthered them at the Zürich Conservatory and the Music Department of University Karlsruhe, Germany. Kalle Kanttila is the founder and director of IOA Management. International Opera Artists was established in 2012 and is an agency for opera singers and conductors. It is based in Munich (Germany) & Helsinki (Finland) and provides worldwide services in the field of opera.
Kalle Kanttila is a jury member at many important singing competitions including the International "Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition", International "Panco Vladigerov" Singing Competiton in Bulgaria, International Concorso Lirico "Salice d'Oro in Italy, among many others. He is also a founder of International "Nuovo Canto" Singing Competition in Milano.
In current season (2020) Kalle Kanttila has been invited to give master classes in Bucharest, San Francisco, Beijing Central Conservatory, Chicago Summer Opera, Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome among others. Furthermore, Mr. Kanttila is a much sought-after lecturer at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at many master-classes and seminars in Germany and abroad.