Kuva/ Photo: Maarit Kytöharju
Accordeonist Veli Kujala ( b. 1976) graduated from music performance programme of Sibelius Academy in 2004 and won while still studying several accordeon competitions both in Finland and abroad. As a composer he has come in second in the composition contest of London Accordeon Festival in 2001 and won the Vote of the Audience Prize of Bryssel Jazz Orchestra in 2003. Kujala has also performed with several classical music orchestras such as the Chamber Music Orchestra of Middle-Osterbothnia, Avanti!, Pori Sinfonietta and as a soloist for the Dutch Ensemble Insomnio.