”Veli Kujala is an archetype of modern musician, in whose character composing, improvising and crossing borders are all well presented.” Hufvudstadsbladet | ”The entirety is convincing, newest and most interesting music of our time… The music of Veli Kujala resonates in a startlingly fresh and uncompromisingly original way.” YLE Radio 1 | ”...the Kujala duo shines in the Sonata, delivering it with breathtaking virtuosity and nuance.” American Record Guide | ”Accordionist Veli Kujala’s debut concert at the Sibelius-Academy offered exactly what a debut concert is best to expect: brilliant musicianship, fine works and entertaining program.” Helsingin Sanomat | ”The composition DAI presented wonderfully the colorful soundscape of Kujala’s music, which is sometimes gushing, graceful, mystical, sneaky, creepy, hard, clear, blinding bright.” Ilkka | ”Kujala played brilliantly on accordion… I would like to know if anybody in the audience had ever before heard such an unbelievable soloist on this instrument.” Östgöta Correspondenten | ”Kujala proved to be adept at all styles and made the accordion a more sophisticated instrument.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Two premieres in Vilnius

On November 8th the quartet-formation of our MikroEnsemble consisting of Mikael Helasvuo (quarter-tone flute), Lauri Sallinen (qt clarinet), Juuso Nieminen (qt guitar) and yours truly premiered two movements from my …