”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.
Lajunen initially studied folk music under the guidance of Ritva Talvitie and the legendary group Tallari. She furthered her studies at Sibelius Academy (MMus, 2007) and at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. From 2010 to 2015 Lajunen has occupied the position of the Violin Techer-in-charge in the folk music department of Sibelius Academy.
Lajunen’s instruments are the violin and the keyed fiddle. She is a member in such groups as Suo, Spontaani Vire, Juuri & Juuri. Her solo album, Turkoosi Polkupyörä, was released in 2012.