Cellist Liina Leijala was born in 1984 in Keuruu, Finland. She has studied at the Sibelius-Akatemia, at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía and at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.
She has collaborated with orchestras such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists Chamber Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Orchestra.
Nowadays is the director of the Barenboim-Said Foundation Center, professor of cello at the Wiener Musikakademie and at the Barenboim Said Foundation Center. She is a cellist at Trio Global.