Roland Pöntinen

Roland Peter Pöntinen (born 4th May 1963, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pianist. He is the son of a Finnish-speaking father, a native of the Russian district of Ingria (near Leningrad) who emigrated from the Soviet Union to Sweden in 1945. He studied at the Adolf Fredrik Music School and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm with Gunnar Hallhagen, then with Menahem Pressler, György Sebok and Elizabeth Leonskaya at Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, USA.