Arttu Nevala (born 2002) began playing piano at the age of eight. At first, he was taught at home. Now he studies at the Oulu Conservatory with Eeva Havulehto. He has been a student of the Youth Piano Academy since 2015. His most memorable master classes were given by Hyung-Ki Joo, Emanuel Krasovsky and Janne Mertanen. Arttu was awarded in the Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition in 2015 and 2018. In October 2017, Arttu played as a soloist of the Oulu Festivo Symphony Orchestra, and he was chosen as a soloist for a Young Soloists Concert of the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, to be held in May 2019. Other major performances have been The Young Artist of the Year Concert at the Mänttä Music Festival in 2018 and his own solo recitals. Arttu’s other interests are, among other things, sports and reading.