Kalle Kanttila is Artist Manager and director of IOA-Management (International Opera Artists), which is one of the most important agencies in Scandinavia and in German speaking countries. IOA has offices in Germany and Finland and thereto in Firenze, St. Petersburg & Paris. Kalle Kanttila was a jury member at many important singing competitions like International “Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition” (Helsinki Qualification), International “Panco Vladigerov” in Bulgaria, International “Lions Singing Competition” by Opera Festival “Gut Immling” etc.
Kalle Kanttila was born in Oulu, Finland. He began his music studies at the Helsinki Conservatory of Music and furthered his studies at the Zürich Conservatory and at Music Department of University Karlsruhe, Germany. He was engaged as Ensemble member at first at the Theater Regensburg and then at the State Opera of Nuremberg. He has appeared as a guest soloist at the Komische Oper Berlin, State Opera Wiesbaden, State Opera Kassel, State Opera Darmstadt, State Opera Meiningen, State Opera Nürnberg, State Opera Karlsruhe, Alexander Theater Helsinki, National Theater Mannheim, Opera Wuppertal, Schwetzingen Music Festival as well at the Savonlinna Opera Festival.