The Finnish harpsichordist, Anssi Mattila, began his piano and organ studies in the Helsinki Conservatory. He studied organ, piano, harpsichord and musicology in the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki from 1972 and finished his organ diploma in 1979. He continued harpsichord studies in the Utrecht Conservatory, Holland from 1984 and finished his diploma in 1987.
Anssi Mattila has been performing as harpsichordist, organist and conductor in the Scandinavian countries, Holland, Germany, France and Japan among others. He has been steadily working as a harpsichordist and conductor with several Finnish orchestras and is a frequent visitor as a conductor specialising in Baroque and early classical music. He founded 1989 The Sixth Floor Orchestra, a Finnish Baroque orchestra playing with original instruments.
Anssi Mattila is professor of harpsichord and early music in the Sibelius Academy. He has recorded on disc with the Finnish groups The Sixth Floor Ensemble, The Sixth Floor Orchestra and Avanti!. He is also an active writer on music and has made for the Finnish Broadcasting Company besides numerous solo and chamber music recordings also talk programmes.
His solo album "URANIA" is from spring 2000. The Music News of the Finnish Broadcasting Company awarded Anssi Mattila and the operatic group "Taite" for their production of the opera Ulysse by Jean-Féry Rebel as "The Musical Achievement of the Year 2000".