Kirmo Lintinen (born 16 May 1967) studied composing and the piano at the Sibelius Academy. He is a versatile musician and composer who can look back over a long career in jazz, as a composer, arranger, pianist and conductor. He nevertheless regards himself primarily as a composer in genres ranging from jazz to classical – often cheerfully intermixed – and has written operas, concertos, film music, chamber works, music for children and big band pieces for the UMO Jazz Orchestra of which he has long been a key figure as a pianist and conductor.
In recent years Lintinen has been concentrating particularly on concert music, which nowadays constitutes the bulk of his considerable output. Among the works published by Fennica Gehrman are concertos for piano (No. 1, commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company/RSO and premiered by Jouko Laivuori in 2009), guitar (2011, commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland and dedicated to Ismo Eskelinen) and clarinet (2013, commissioned by and dedicated to Harri Mäki). His works include the Accordion Concerto (2015, commissioned by the Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival) and the Tuba Concerto (2014, commissioned by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra). Other orchestral published by Fennica Gehrman include Mobile festivo (2003) for orchestra and six pieces of chamber music.