Atte Kohtala (born 2007) is a pianist from Savonlinna. He has been involved in a variety of music studies at the Savonlinna Music and Dance Institute since he was a baby. He specialized in piano since 2016 as a student of Anja Forsberg. He was accepted to the Youth Piano Academy Finland in the summer of 2021 and from the autumn of the same year his teachers are Niklas Pokki and Kalla Ruokokoski at the Savonlinna Music and Dance Institute.
Atte has participated in master classes of Paavali Jumppanen at the Savonlinna Music Academy every year since 2017 and has also attended his courses at the Savonlinna Music and Dance Institute in the spring. Atte is a student in music educational line at school.
Atte has received a recognition award at the Mikkeli IX Piano Review in 2018 and shared third place with Aino Lappalainen in the Kuopio IX Piano Competition in 2021 receiving also a special award for the best Bach interpretation in the series.
(Photo © Ville Hautakangas)