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Ilkka Kauppi started his cello studies in music school of Riihimäki in 1981 with Eero Lepola and Heikki Pekkarinen. After Riihimäki he continued his studies in Tampere university of applied sciences with cellist Pauli Heikkinen.
In 2001 Kauppi started his studies in Sibelius Academy with Heikki Rautasalo and graduated in year 2008.
Kauppi has accomplished his studies in master classes with teachers Robert Cohen, Ralf Gothoni, Frans Helmerson, Josef Schwab, Martti Rautio and Marko Ylönen.
Kauppi is working in Jyväskylä Sinfonia as a 1. solo cellist and he also teaches in Jyväskylä university of applied sciences.