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Paavo Hyökki graduated as a Master of Arts (Music) from the Sibelius Academy Choral Conducting Class in 2013. He has been the conductor of Ahjo Ensemble since it was founded in 2013. Hyökki also conducts the male choir Laulajat and the mixed choir Lain Huuto and he has worked in many productions with various Finnish choirs and orchestras i.e. EMO Ensemble, Key Ensemble, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Between 2010-2016 Paavo Hyökki was a member of the board of The Finnish Choral Directors´ Association (FCDA) and in 2015 he started as the Artistic Director of the Finnish Male Choir Association. In addition to conducting Hyökki is an ensemble singer, an artistic producer, a teacher of choral conducting and also a sought-after member of jury for choir and ensemble competitions.