Tuomas Holopainen Biography
Tuomas holopainen Lauri Johannes is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician,- mainly keyboardist and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish. He was born on 25 December 1976 in Kitee, Finland. His parents were entrepreneur Pentti Holopainen and Kirsti Nortia-Holopainen, a former music and English teacher in a small elementary school.
He joined his first bands in 1993, where he played in several bands, including recording keyboards for three albums with black metal band Darkwoods My Betrothed and playing with Dismal Silence, Nattvindens Gråt and Sethian. He was then conscripted for the Finnish Army, where he managed to earn a position as the clarinet player of the military band, which spared him from gun-related activities.
He has written several songs that have been included in movie soundtracks, including a collaboration with Nightwish bass player, and male vocalist Marco Hietala on “While Your Lips Are Still Red”, for the Finnish film Lieksa! in 2007. He also co-wrote the music for Nightwish’s own film, Imaginaerum, released in November 2012. He released his first solo album Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge in 2014.
Tuomas Holopainen Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $10 million. His monthly income is unknown.
Tuomas Holopainen Wife
He is married to Johanna Kurkela, a Finnish pop singer. They dated from 2009 to 2013, and became engaged in 2014, they then married on 28 October 2015.
Tuomas Holopainen Height| Weight
Height: 1.88m (6 ft 3)
Weight: 84 kg (185 lb)
Tuomas Holopainen Songs
- Sleeping Sun
- Bye Bye Beautiful
- While Your Lips Are Still Red
- Ever Dream
- The Phantom Of The Opera
- Ghost Love Score
- The Islander
- Wish I Had An Angel
- Last of the Wilds
- Last Ride of the Day
- Over The Hills And Far Away
- Shudder Before the Beautiful
- The Kinslayer
- The Greatest Show on Earth
- Planet Hell
- A Lifetime of Adventure
- Bless the Child
- Deep Silent Complete
- 7 Days to the Wolves
- Edema Ruh
- She Is My Sin
- My Walden
- The Poet and the Pendulum
- Dead Boy’s Poem
- End Of All Hope
- The Carpenter
Tuomas Holopainen Albums
- Endless Forms Most Beautiful
- Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge
- Dark Passion Play
- Century Child
- Over the Hills and Far Away
Tuomas Holopainen Auri
Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish.
Born: 25 December 1976 (age 41 years), Kitee, Finland
Height: 1.88 m
Spouse: Johanna Kurkela (m. 2015)
Movies: Imaginaerum by Nightwish
Parents: Kirsti Nortia-Holopainen, Pentti Holopainen
Tuomas Holopainen The Life And Times Of Scrooge
Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge is the first solo album by Finnish songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas , best known for his work in the symphonic metal band Nightwish.
Release date: 15 April 2014
Label: Nuclear Blast
Genres: Soundtrack, Folk music, Classical music, Celtic music
Tuomas Holopainen A Lifetime Of Adventure
Tuomas Holopainen The Last Sled
Tuomas Holopainen Cold Heart Of The Klondike
Tuomas Holopainen Quotes
- “The deepest solace lies in understanding,
This ancient unseen stream,
A shudder before the beautiful”
- “Last dance, first kiss
Your touch my bliss
Beauty always comes with dark thoughts”
- “I am the journey
I am the destination
I am the home
The tale that reads you”
- “Once I had a dream
And this is it”
- “Forever shall the wolf in me desire the sheep in you…”
Tuomas Holopainen Interview
Nightwish founder Tuomas Holopainen reveals “it’s not a dream come true” in new video interview
Updated: March 5, 2018
In the following two-part video interview with songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tuomas Holopainen from the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, FaceCulture spoke with Tuomas about not living a dream come true.
Other topics discussed include: Angels Fall First, a passion for songwriting, the Decades album, Oceanborn, the evolution of Nightwish, The Poet And The Pendulum, lineup changes, not being a control freak, his most essential songs, the big picture, band chemistry, writing new songs for Nightwish, and a lot more.
Tuomas Holopainen’s 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band Nightwish back in 1996. 20 years later – with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold – Nightwish are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th.