In 2003 Mikko Ikäheimo performs among others in Les Garrigues Guitar Festival in Spain and Lemi Music Festival and BRQ Vantaa Festival in Finland.
He will give first performances of a work for voice and guitar with soprano Maria Altadill, a solo guitar work by Matthew Whittall and pieces for theorbo and recorder(s) by Whittall, Tomi Räisänen and Juha T Koskinen.
Mikko Ikäheimo studied guitar in Sibelius-Academy in Helsinki with Jukka Savijoki and Timo Korhonen and in Musik Akademie Basel Switzerland with Italian Oscar Ghiglia. In Switzerland he studied further in Schola Cantorum Basilensis to learn early music performance practice and early plucked instruments. He was awarded the first price in Stafford International Guitar Competition 2003 in Great Britain.
Ikäheimo is a versatile musician. He playes contemporary music and works with several composers - on the other hand he performs in several early music ensembles with period instruments.