Lajunen, Emilia

Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala
Juuri & Juuri
Emilia Lajunen (solo)

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Chamber folk music violins Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala
Scandinavian root´s music duo Juuri & Juuri
Fiddler with the bicycle and nyckelharpa solo artist Emilia Lajunen

” Plays like a village full of haunted fiddlers”, wrote the leading Finnish newspaper about Emilia Lajunen.

Emilia Lajunen (born 1979) is a well-known professional Finnish folk musician, known for her personal, strong, and modern style of playing the violin. Her style of playing claims its origins in archaic heritage and fiddler music. From 2010 to 2014 Lajunen has occupied the position of the Violin Techer-in-charge in the folk music department of Sibelius Academy.

Lajunen´s instruments are the 5-string violin and the keyed fiddle. She is a singing member in such groups as Juuri & Juuri, Ritva Nero, Suo and Spontaani Vire. She also duets with Suvi Oskala and performs solo as well. Lajunen placed first in the traditional series of the distinguished Konsta Jylhä Competition, 2011. Lajunen has also experienced much success in international folk music competitions. Her solo album, Turkoosi Polkupyörä, was realesed in 2012. Besides of that she has been nominated Teosto prize on 2014 with Juuri & Juuri: Quiet Rapture & Fiddlers CD and with same duo they got Emma prize on 2014.

At the moment Lajunen is working on her doctoral thesis that consists of five concerts, combining elements of dance and theatre to her own musicianship.

Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala were selected as one of WOMEX official showcase artists in 2019 after their second album’s release [’Piilokisa’ by Nordic Notes] in 2018. During their career they have actively performed at various stages in Finland and abroad in the Nordic countries, India and even South Korea.

Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala agent Sirpa Lahti +358 (040) 7384 736 / Maetka
Emilia Lajunen´s booking agent Minna-Mari Roms +358 (050) 4135013 / Artprevolution

participating in

  • WOMEX 2021
  • WOMEX, Digital Edition, feat. Budapest Ritmo
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • virtualWOMEX
stand number WOMEX 21: W1, W11-W12


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