Harpsichordist Assi Karttunen has specialized in performing and researching Baroque music. She also performs in interdisciplinary groups with experimental and contemporary repertory.
Karttunen has recorded solo works by Couperin, Rameau, Froberger, Lynch and Frescobaldi. As a soloist she has performed in Italy, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Russia, Estonia, Norway, Denmark and Sweden and played in several orchestras and ensembles, currently (2006–2016) working in the Elysian Fields-workshop.
Karttunen works as a post-doc researcher and as a teacher at the DocMus, Doctoral school of Sibelius Academy, and also teaches there harpsichord playing and basso continuo at the Early Music faculty. Karttunen has published her research in journals like a peer-reviewed quarterly journal Musiikki, Trio Research Publication, and Ruukku Studies in Artistic Research.