Heliä Mailiis Viirakivi is Finnish singer, flutist and improviser. Her artistic work combines early music, contemporary classical music, experimental contemporary music, contemporary improvisation and multidisciplinary concepts, which she implements both as a soloist and in ensemble settings. She has an academic education in classical music, contemporary music and contemporary improvisation from the Helsinki Conservatory and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

In her voice and playing can be heard various forms of contemporary music, Finnish folk music and melodies inspired by gospel jazz implemented through classical technique and extended techniques.

She has performed in Finland in venues and events such as Sellosali, Tapiolasali, Villa Hakasalmi, EMMA WeeGee museum, Time of Music festival, Asbestos Ars Week II festival and Urkuyö and aaria concert series; in Tallinn at the Müriaad, Composter and Iberofest festivals; In Germany at the Kunstfabrik-Schlot club; in Latvia at the Tur_Telpa gallery; In Sweden at the Danderyll church and in Spain at the Mixtur festival.

Viirakivi has worked with artists such as: Nuria Andorra, Sergio Castrillon, Gon Muruaga, Teemu Mustonen, Rieko Okuda, Antti Virtaranta, Antje Rösseler, Anto Pett, Anne-Liis Poll, Gediminas Stepanavicius, Alistair MacDonald, Vaim Sarv, Gunda Gottschalk, Kristjan Kannukene, Robert Fleitz, Andris Kaļiņins, Aigars Raumanis, Ramiro Zayas and Lisa Hoppe. Her ongoing projects include L'Armonia voicequartet devoted to gospel-folk music, Ääni-ilmiö improvisers collective, NARAT trio and KRIHEVA improv trio.  She has collaborated with organizations such as the Vantaa Women's Choir, Tallinn's International Youth Orchestra, the wind orchestra Louhi and the Chamber Choir Gloria.

In addition to her artistic career, Viirakivi works as a cultural worker, e.g. as a producer and curator of projects on the boards of Kamarikuoro Gloria, Asbestos Art Space and Hjorted Art and Music festival and residency, as well as product manager of F-Musiikki sheet music department.