Susanne Kujala Biography
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Susanne Kujala is a German organist and classical accordionist living in Finland. She
studied accordion, coaching, and organ at the HfM "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin and at the
Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. She graduated with a Doctor of Music Degree from the
Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki in 2013.
As an accordionist, she is known for premiering Haapamäki's solo work Power, as well as
numerous other compositions by Aho, Lundquist, and Pulkkis, among others, which she
has premiered with her husband Veli Kujala. With him, she also premiered the Double
Concerto by Joachim F. W. Schneider with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by
The present complete recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier on
classical accordion was made over a period of three years alongside her busy concert
schedule, which has taken her to venues such as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the
Philharmonie de Paris, and to festivals such as Toulouse des Orgues, Ultima Oslo, and
Since 2009, Susanne Kujala has been teaching organ performance, chamber music, and
history of organ art at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki. She also gives seminars and
masterclasses on the interpretation of contemporary music, as well as on the possibilities
of accordion interpretation in the field of early music and especially on the Well-
Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach.