Lilli Maijala

One of the most sought-after Nordic string players, Lilli Maijala has carved out a distinguished voice as a violist in all elements of musical engagement.

As a concerto soloist she has performed with orchestras including the Helsinki and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra with conductors such as Nathalie Stutzmann, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and John Storgårds.

Maijala’s latest recordings include Pehr Henrik Nordgren’s Concerto for Viola, Double Bass and Chamber Orchestra and the Peteris Vasks Viola Concerto, both for Alba Records.

For more than a decade she served as the Head of Viola Faculty at the famed Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Since 2023 Lilli Maijala is professor of viola at the Zurich University of the Arts.