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.
New Sonic Dimensions of Helsinki Music Center Organ in Concert
Experience the new sonic dimensions of the concert organ on Monday, Feb 12 2024 in the Klang Concert at the Helsinki Music Centre in a unique recital program that showcases the diverse landscape of organ music of our time, featuring three world premieres and two Finnish premieres. Works by Lotta Wennäkoski, Jukka Tiensuu, Moritz Eggert, Joachim F.W. Schneider, Ere Lievonen and Veli Kujala.
Great Success @ Auditorio Nacional de Madrid
My organ recital at the sold out grand hall of the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid on October 28th was a great success. The audience appreciated the program a lot and it was a pleasure to meet the Spanish composer José Luis Turina, this year’s composer-in-residence of the Auditorio. The audience was as enthusiastic about the contemporary music (including Cyclone (2006) by Veli Kujala) as about J.S. Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in G- Major BWV 550 at the beginning of the concert and Max Reger’s Phantasy and Fugue on the name B-A-C-H op. 46 at the grande finale. This memorable concert ended with the second movement of Bach’s Sonata in E Minor as en encore on this beautiful Grening Organ.