Joona Pulkkinen has studied cello with Marko Ylönen, Pauli Heikkinen and at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium under the direction of Gary Hoffman.
In 2010 he won third prize at the National Turku Cello Competition and was the youngest participant in the final.
Joona has appeared as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has featured at a number of highly regarded festivals in Scandinavia and performed across many countries of Europe. In 2014 Joona started as first principal cellist with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra.