Henrik Otto Donner

born on 16/11/1939 in Tampere, Westfinnland, Finland

died on 27/6/2013 in Jakobstad, Ostrobothnia, Finland

Henrik Otto Donner

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Henrik Otto Donner

Henrik Otto Donner (16 November 1939 26 June 2013[1]) was a Finnish composer, musician and all-round music personality. His musical styles varied from pop and rock music to jazz, electronic music and contemporary classical music. Donner's personal instrument was trumpet. He was a member of the famous Finland Swedish Donner family.[2]

Donner was one of the pioneers of Finnish avant-garde and experimental music as well as an important figure in Finnish left-wing "song movement" of the 1960s and 1970's. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and later in Vienna as a student of György Ligeti. In 1966 Donner was one of the founders of record label Love Records which was a pioneering label in Finnish rock music.[2] Donner collaborated with many Finnish musicians and artists such as Erkki Kurenniemi, Juhani Aaltonen, A. W. Yrjänä, Hasse Walli and Dave Lindholm. He was a film score composer for more than 50 movies and TV-series.[3]

Henrik Otto Donner was found dead at the marina of Jakobstad early in 27 June 2013. It is yet uncertain whether he was drowned or died of a heart attack.[4]


  1. Hufvudstadsbladet, 12 July 2013, p. 21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Henrik Otto Donner - avantgardea ja iskelmiä (Finnish). YLE (16 November 2009). Retrieved on 27 June 2013.
  3. International Movie Database Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  4. Henrik Otto Donner död (Swedish). YLE Nyheter (27 June 2013). Retrieved on 27 June 2013.

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