The premiere of Kalevi Aho´s quartet for accordion and string trio

Kalevi Aho´s new substantial work was premiered by the ZPR String Trio, Cecilia Zilliacus (violin), Riikka Repo (viola) and Kati Raitinen (cello) and Janne Rättyä at the Gruenewald Hall of the Konserhuset Stockholm. The concert also featured works by Stravinsky, Philippe Hersant, Henri Dutilleux and Kaija Saariaho. You can listen to the concert by clicking on the link below:


Tango Ladeado CD Release

Alba Records has released Janne Rättyä’s tango album featuring the fantastic Swiss cellist Patrick Demenga. The album includes well-known tangos by Albeniz-Godowsky, Stravinsky and Piazzolla, but also a some rare tango gems from composers such as Erik Satie, John Cage, de Pablo, Lou Harrison and Terry Riley.

“Crystallizations” with the Tapiola Sinfonietta

Written for violin, accordion, and string orchestra, Uljas Pulkkis’s double concerto “Crystallizations” was performed by the Tapiola and Pori Sinfoniettas. Following its premiere in 2009 with the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra—featuring soloist and leader Pekka Kuusisto—the piece was also performed by the Iceland Symphony and Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestras. This time, owing to Pekka’s illness, fellow Finnish violinist Minna Pensola took over the other solo part. Both concerts welcomed Janne Nisonen as conductor.

Review Huvudstadbladet (in Swedish):
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Original Soundtrack Release

Éditions Milan Music has released the Original Sountrack of The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos including, among others, Janne Rättyä’s recording of Sofia Gubaidulina’ De Profundis and the 1st movement of the Sonata Et Exspecto.


“Evolution” World Premiere

World Premiere of Uljas Pulkkis’s “Evolution” for left-hand piano, accordion and string orchestra.

Uljas Pulkkis’s double concerto was performed for the first time as the opening concert of the Korsholm Music Festival in Vaasa, Finland, with Henri Sigfridsson (piano), Janne Rättyä (accordion) and Sakari Oramo (conductor) and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.


From left to right: Janne Rättyä, Sakari Oramo and Henri Sigfridsson at the Opening Concert of the Korsholm Music Festival

Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam

– April 2015 : Terry Riley’s Children of Gaza for Children’s Choir, Harp and Accordion premiered at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam at the opening concert of the World Minimal Music Festival. With Gregory Charette (conductor), the Nieuw Amsterdamer Jeugkoor, Gwyneth Wentink (harp) and Janne Rättyä (accordion).

Here a link to the broadcast by Boiler Room (