Blockflutes & electronics
I began my recorder studies in my native Finland at the age of six, and early on it became evident that this first instrument of mine would become my main instrument. Having been stuck with the recorder ever since, I moved to The Netherlands in 2014 to pursue professional studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where I graduated in 2018 and have continued to study a specialized master’s degree.
Recent highlights of my musical landscape alongside Ugly Pug include working with the world-renowned renaissance recorder ensemble The Royal Wind Music, and a collective devoted to late medieval and early renaissance music, Contactus, co-founded with another one of the Pugs, Miron Andres.
Besides the recorders, I’m active as a rock musician, and the guitarist-singer-songwriter for the progressive alternative rock band Burntfield. I’ve always enjoyed realizing many different artistic ambitions in parallel, striving for an open-minded musicianship across styles and versatility regardless of imposed genre classifications. I find that a diverse background in both classical/early/contemporary music and the pop/rock scenes has certainly helped keep things interesting…