“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):

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