Venla Lahti (2002) started playing the double bass in 2009 at The East Helsinki Music Institute. There she studied mainly with Tarja Nyberg. In 2017 she was accepted to the Sibelius Academy Youth Department to study with Lasse Lagercrantz and she continued her studies at the same school to complete her Batchelor’s Degree in 2021.
Venla has performed many concerts solo and with different ensembles, also as a soloist with an orchestra, with The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in the spring of 2021. She has been an artist at Grankulla Musikfest and Helsinki Chamber Music Festival. Venla has gained orchestra experience from The Helsinki Strings, Vienna Philharmonic International Orchestra Institute Attergau, Lahti City Orchestra, Espoo City Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), which she has been a member of since 2020.
In 2016 Venla won the first prize in the middle school series in Nuorten kansallinen kontrabassokilpailu (Finnish National Youth Duble Bass Competition). She has taken part in masterclasses with teachers like Esko Laine, Janne Saksala, Ödön Racz, Maria Krykov, and Dan Styffe