Finnish Accordion Concertos on Alba Records

The recent CD release by Alba Records presents a collection of Finnish Accordion Concertos, including my concerto “Shape-Shifter” for accordion and string orchestra.

Performed by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra under the direction of conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka, and featuring soloist Petteri Waris on accordion, “Shape-Shifter” is joined by works from composers Minna Leinonen and Aulis Sallinen. You can order the cd here:

Schweitzer’s new concerto ‘Ilmakannel’ online

I had the honor of performing in the 25th-anniversary concert of the prestigious Grammy-winning Uusinta Ensemble, under the baton of Grammy-winning conductor Nils Schweckendiek. We premiered Benjamin Schweitzer’s marvelous 20-minute concerto, ‘Ilmakannel.’ Our performance is available online for two months on Yle Areena, and you can listen it by clicking the following link. The concert also featured other fantastic works by Heininen, Yokoyama, Moilanen, and Czernowin.

BellowsArt releases The Well-tempered Clavier

On Nov 23, 2023 the record label BellowsArt released the complete recording of The Well-Tempered Clavier by Susanne Kujala. It is the first complete recording on the classical accordion. Her instrument is tuned to Bradley Lehman’s tuning, which he has deciphered from the ornament drawn by Bach himself on the title page of the first edition of The Well-Tempered Clavier I. You can buy the recordings on