Salla Hakkola (M.M. Sibelius-Academy, Finland) is a multi-award-winning harpist-composer and performance artist, best known for her game soundtracks for the brands Angry Birds, Clash of Clans and Merge Mansion. She worked for Rovio in 2011-2019 as a composer, producer and music consultant, composing music for games, the Angry Birds Toons –
animation series, trailers, artist collaborations, and the Angry Birds Movie (2016).
As a harpist she is a pioneer of the electric harp, touring with some of the most prominent rock / pop groups in Finland, using harp in experimental contemporary art contexts, and recording for various albums, including her own productions.
Besides game soundtracks, her works include music for orchestras, choirs, film, animation, theatre, dance productions and experimental collaborative events in avant-garde and underground scenes in Helsinki and abroad.
Since 2019 she has worked in her own audio company, focusing on game & film music, providing music for Supercell’s IP’s and Metacores Merge Mansion to name a few.
Her prizes include Game Audio Awards 2016 – best game soundtrack for The Fruit Nibblers OST; NYX Game Awards 2023; Grand Winner for the Best Music in mobile for for Merge Mansion albums; NYX Game Awards 2023 Gold winner for the Best Original Game Soundtrack for Friends & Dragons OST albums; and NYX Game Awards 2023 Gold winner for the Best Original Game Soundtrack for Friends & Dragons OST.