Heikki Aaltoila (Heikki Johannes Aalto)

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Hausjärvi, Finland
Heikki Aaltoila's father was an amateur actor and musician. Aaltoila studied music 1928-34 at Helsinki Conservatoire with Erkki Melartin, Leevi Madetoja and Ernst Linko. He played the piano in silent movies, and also double bass at Helsinki University Student Orchestra. He had a job at the Finnish Broadcasting Company 1939-44, and he was the musical conductor of the Finnish National Theatre 1934-73. He composed, arranged and conducted the music for some 150 stage plays. As a film composer, he wrote music for around 75 movies. Read more...