Timo-Veikko Valve

Cello Soloist

“For me the Magnacore Arioso A has unprecedented tonal capabilities! The beauty, richness and quality of the sound together with power, response and precision makes it an exceptional string”

Magnacore Arioso

About Tipi

Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve grew up in Helsinki, surrounded by a family who were “musical, but not musicians”, and who wanted music lessons to be a part of their children’s lives. Tipi was encouraged to pick up the cello because one of the teachers at the local music school, upon seeing him as a toddler, declared that he “looks like a cellist.” Tipi is still not sure what this actually means.

“This was deeply expressive playing.”


Timo-Veikko Valve © Christie Brewster

Valve is recognised as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader on both modern and period instruments. In 2006, Valve was appointed Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.  Tipi plays a Brothers Amati cello from 1616, kindly on loan from the ACO Instrument Fund.

“His tone was so stunningly beautiful that a single note emitting from his instrument communicated more than others can express in a lifetime.”

Timo-Veikko Valve plays exclusively on LARSEN STRINGS. 

Magnacore® Arioso

Magnacore® Arioso for Cello

The complete Magnacore Arioso set. To achieve the optimal balance we have combined the lower tension of the G & C with the medium tension A & D Arioso. The overall result is a medium tension set delivering great projection combined with a wide range of sound colours

ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve plays Jack Symonds’ Cello and Orchestra arrangement of Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano during the 2017 ACO Soloists tour.


Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve Cello © Christie Brewster

Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve

Please visit timo-veikkovalve.fi for further information about Tipi. Images © Jason Capobianco (courtesy of ACO) &  © Christie Brewster

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