Juho Myllylä (*1996, Helsinki) is a recorder player, guitarist, singer and songwriter. He studied recorders at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Jorge Isaac, where he graduated (BMus) in 2018, and continues to pursue a specialized master’s degree. Starting from the age of six, he studied at the West Helsinki Music Institute with Pekka Silén and Sunniva Fagerlund. In addition, he has participated in many international masterclasses and gained inspiration with Pedro Memelsdorff, Pierre Hamon, Kees Boeke, Walter van Hauwe, Erik Bosgraaf, Peter Holtslag and Corina Marti, among others.
Recent highlights of Juho’s musical landscape include working with the world-renowned renaissance recorder ensemble The Royal Wind Music, a solo performance at the prestigious Concertgebouw Amsterdam and numerous performances and cross-over collaborations with Ugly Pug, a fresh new ensemble devoted to the performance of new music on period instruments. In August 2016 Juho won the Nordic and Baltic EAR-ly 2016 early music competition, which as a result brought along an invitation to give concerts in NORDEM’s member festivals during the season 2017/2018 with the ensemble Contactus.
Juho strives for open-minded musicianship across styles and versatility regardless of imposed genre classifications. He feels passionate about earlier repertoire – medieval and renaissance music, yet is especially interested in the recorders’ countless possibilities in the fields of contemporary music, jazz, fusion, rock, prog, experimental, electro-acoustic and live electronic music. As a side subject at the Amsterdam Conservatory Juho studied electric guitar with Hans Kunneman, and besides recorder playing is active as a rock musician; he is the guitarist-singer-songwriter for the progressive alternative rock band Burntfield, founded in 2012. Their debut album Hereafter was released worldwide in May 2018 on Progressive Gears Records, and embraced with positive reviews by the press and the radio alike.
Finnish Cultural Foundation has supported Juho’s instrument purchases with a grant.