Lilli Maijala


Lilli Maijala gave her first solo performance with the Oulu Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17 and has since appeared regularly as both a soloist and a chamber musician on stages across Europe.

In recent years she has performed with orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Lahti, Camerata Salzburg, Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen and Tapiola Sinfonietta. And in 2013 she premiered the viola concerto of Lauri Kilpiö with Jyväskylä Sinfonia.

Early 2019 saw the Alba Records publication of Pehr Henrik Nordgren’s Concerto for viola, double bass and chamber orchestra. Under the baton of Juha Kangas and alongside bassist Olivier Thiery and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra; this CD premier received excellent reviews.

Lilli was a member of the acclaimed quartet-lab with cellist Pieter Wispelwey, violinists Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Pekka Kuusisto. Now based in Amsterdam, she currently divides her time between her teaching post at the Sibelius Academy and international music festivals such as West Cork Chamber Music Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, Festival Resonances, Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival, Oslo Kammermusikkfest and Delft Chamber Music Festival. Highlights of the forthcoming season include Lilli recording the Vasks viola concerto with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under Juha Kangas, recital in the concert series Klassinen Hietsu as well as performances on Festival Musiq’3, Musikdorf Ernen and Hemsing Festival.

Alongside the Jean Baptiste Vuillaume viola, on loan by kind permission of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Lilli Maijala also performs on baroque viola.