Paavo Lotjonen

po_Lotjonen-PaavoPaavo Lötjönen (born July 29, 1968) is a cello player for Finnish band Apocalyptica.

Paavo comes from a family where both of his parents were professional musicians. At the age of 6, he took a cello and decided that would be the instrument he would play all his life. Like fellow band members Perttu Kivilaakso and Eicca Toppinen he attended Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

20 years later, Paavo got his “Solist Cellist” diploma at the Sibelius Academy and shortly after began to work as a cello teacher in music schools. He played in the “Finnish National Opera” as well. He plays a Gulbrandt Enger cello (1882) with a R. Wainio bow.