Helmi Tikkanen

March 11, 2024.

Posted by Kris Madejski.

Helmi Tikkanen, also known by her stage name Von Pearl, is an artist from Helsinki, Finland. In her work she draws inspiration from her backround in classical double bass and mixes it with her love for electronic pop music.
photo by Tiia Roivanen
Born with a name that translates to “pearl” in Finnish, her musical journey has been marked by a commitment to innovation and a desire to push boundaries. Before embarking on her solo career, Helmi made waves in the Finnish music scene through her work in critically acclaimed bands and orchestras. She is on a mission to show all the colors that can be done with double bass, an instrument she fell in love with already at the age of 7, and bring it to the center of her artistry. She has taken her experiences within different groups and schools and paved the way for her distinctive sound as Von Pearl.
Helmi came to Fish Factory with her long time friend, violinist Elia Lombardini, to work on a collaboration they had been planning for a while. She also started composing new music as a follow-up to her debut album ‘Precious’ , which was released in late September 2023.