”Skillful cellist was on the stage like a rock star.
Her voice is extremely bright and strong.”
– Risto Kolanen, Kallio Magazine, comment on performance in Restaurant Kapsäkki Helsinki 6 June 2019


Iiris Tarnanen is a musician and music educator living in Helsinki. Iiris works as a performer, composer and teacher. Her main instruments are the cello and the voice.

Iiris’ music is creative, in-depth and expressive. Her perfoming has been described shameless, entertaining and profound.

As a teacher Iiris wants to involve and inspire her students. She encourages everyone to enjoy life through music and art!




Iiris is looking for partners to work on a music video project for her song Demon inside me. The video production will be during the fall 2019, and we are looking for a team of filmers, make-up artists, costumers and dancers to make it happen. Contact Iiris to ask more and let her know you are interested: iiris.tarnanen@gmail.com.

THE DAY I WAS BORN crowd funding campaign has ended. We got altogether 37 donations and 2 525 euros to fund the production of Iiris’s debut album.

The recordings are done during the fall 2019 and spring 2020. The album will be released in Helsinki Musiikkiteatteri Kapsäkki 18 March 2020.