Tero Kuparinenspent his childhood in Haapajärvi, Finland. His father fled from Karelia after fighting and surviving three wars and continued singing in a male choir for 40 years. Tero also sang a lot as a child. His first instruments were clarinet and trumpet followed by drums as Tero´s elder brother was able to teach how to play.
A couple of years later, Tero was deeply impressed by a famous Finnish troubadour Mimmi Mustakallio performing on TV and decided to become a troubadour, too. Exceptionally high marks in music at his school report only pointed to continue towards this direction. Tero sang in a school band and took a lead role in a famous Christian musical performance. He soon started to practice how to play the guitar, even though it was an old Russian, heavy stringed instrument, Rostock.
Encouraged by the good welcome and radio plays of his first album, Tero started to give concerts as troubadour. Soon he realized he had enough own texts for a second album which was named “Olet rakkain -You are the Beloved”. Kaj Karjalainen gave his professional influence and expertese to both albums. He had produced e.g. Gold records of Viktor Klimenko. Many well-known Finnish musicians played on these albums e.g. Anssi Nykänen, Joonatan Rautio, Juhani Aaltonen.
Years of involvement with music therapy studies and teaching of children with special needs Tero also released one choir Album with Piccolo, a children's choir. All 12 songs feature parts of an Easter Mass, written and composed by Tero within three intense days, as the local church wanted to order this musical mass for their special Church Anniversary event. It was a success and Piccolo choir eventually recorded it with Tero and the album became known as With You, Sinun kanssasi.
As a father of three daughters Tero naturally composed many children's poems by a famous author Pia Perkiö. Together they also started to train other songwriters.
Agape, The third album was released in 2018. Prior to this Tero also produced his first three music videos. As before, all the melodies on the album were made by Tero, except two lyrics written by well-known Jori Nummelin.
Finnish Mission Organisation, Lähetysseura publishes a yearly music edition of the most beautiful Christmas songs, to which Tero’s song “Joulun salaisuus- The secret of Christmas” also qualified. Since then, it has found its way into the repertoire of many choirs and has also been recorded by famous tango-prince Leif Lindeman. At Christmas 2019, Tero himself released this Christmas single.
For the past 9 years, Tero has been making music in addition to his work as a chaplain. He mostly sings on intimate occasions at homes and parties, only giving few concerts a year,
mostly accompanied by a guitar and a piano. During the past three years Tero also has been hosting a monthly music club for various songwriters. In October 2020, Tero will release his first pop music singles in English with an international team in a different style from his previous production.