I am a Finland-based German concert organist and accordionist. Both instruments enrich me as an interpreter in a very personal and creative way. My goals are to enhance the prestige of the concert accordion as a sophisticated, expressive instrument and to establish the organ furthermore as an instrument for contemporary art music. Working on the highest level, being visionary, performing with great virtuosity and expression are my leading principles. Therefore I focus on ergonomics, naturalness, and developing myself as a performer and pedagogue.
Toulouse Les Orgue – NUIT DE L’ORGUE SCANDINAVE
It is a great pleasure to perform at one of the most significant organ festivals in France, Toulouse Les Orgue, together with Nils Henrik Asheim from Norway. Our concert is called the Scandinavian Night of the Organ and we will play the Cavaillé-Coll Organ from 1889 (with many parts from the instrument’s earlier history) of the Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse. I will perform Dawkins by Olli Virtaperko and Cyclone by Veli Kujala. As a specialty of the concert will be heard also four preludes and fugues of the Well-tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach on my classical accordion in well-temperament (Lehman). Behind this link, you will find a presentation of the concert by the artistic director Yves Rechsteiner.
Release of the Digital Release of the Complete Recording of J. S. Bach’s Wohltemperiertes Klavier I on Dec 21
Here teaser audio of Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Major BWV 858.
The tuning of the concert accordion is well-tempered (Bach-Lehman).
Premieres @ BRANDNEU Kassel 2022
The BRANDNEU – International Organ Summer Festival @ St. Martin Kassel provides a large overview of contemporary organ music with over 30 premieres of new organ works composed for the extraordinary Rieger-organ from 2017 with a flexible wind system, quarter-tone manual, and many more great features. The artistic directors Eckhard Manz and Susanne Kujala invited international organists and other instrumentalists to perform during the festival. In the final concert of BRANDNEU on September 10, Susanne Kujala will premiere two symphonies for microtonal organ solo by Jukka Tiensuu and Joachim F. W. Schneider as well a a new organ work by Moritz Eggert.