The inspiration for her distinctive compositions comes from a Finnish tradition, and in her music one can hear the different aspects of what life has to offer. Päivi’s strong voice, skillful fiddling and charismatic performing are brought together in her music in a unique way.
Päivi’s debut solo album Alku – The Beginning was released on January 2018 by the German label Nordic Notes and nominated for the prestigious Emma Award for the Best Ethno Album of the Year in Finland.
During her career Päivi Hirvonen has played different genres from folk and popular music to classical and performed both solo and with different ensembles and bands touring in Finland and abroad, for instance in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan. Besides her solo project, other important and active bands at the moment are Okra Playground and LempiLempi duo.