Maria Kalaniemi is considered Queen of the Finnish Accordion, having been performing in Finland and abroad and releasing albums in many ensembles, duos, trios and projects for over a decade. Her latest album and project, Bellow Poetry, features guitarist Olli Varis. The album was released and the duo has toured in Europe, America and Taiwan. She is also a member of the international Accordion collective Accordion Tribe, touring Europe in 2009 with three albums and DVD released.
„Maria Kalaniemi’s understanding of music seems like meditation, like the questioning of hidden fantasies. But always without creating illusions.”