Kaika Niskakangas (born 2005) has studied in the Conservatory of Oulu under Eeva Havulehto’s guidance until spring 2021. From the autumn of 2021 onwards, she will continue as a student of Kari Tikkala at the Juvenalia Music Institute. Kaika was accepted to the Youth Piano Academy in 2021.
Kaika has participated annually in different music camps and master classes of e.g. Tuija Hakkila, Antti Hotti, Niklas Pokki, Junio Kimanen, Katariina Nummi-Kuisma, Heini Kärkkäinen, Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna, Katariina Liimatainen, Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy and Janne Mertanen.
Kaika was awarded at the Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition in 2018. She has participated in the Tapiola Piano Competition 2019 and Kokkola Piano Ensemble in 2016.
Kaika has performed in the Oulu Conservatory´s students´ concerts as well as in the concerts of Mänttä Pianoweek and Turku Music festival.
(Photo © Ville Hautakangas)