Jonna Staas

Jonna Staas

Alternating section leader

Instrument: Oboe

Jonna Kreeta Staas comes from the small village of Toholampi in Finland. She studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and joined the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005.

Winner of the Crusell International Oboe Competition in 1999, she was also a finalist at the Ferdinand Gillet Competition in 2001.

Performing Bach’s St John Passion for the first time has been one of her most memorable concert experiences. For her working in the orchestra, playing together, means a direct, sincere and uncomplicated way of communicating.