Juho Myllylä (*1996, Helsinki) studies recorders at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Jorge Isaac. 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 ad Corina Marti, among others. Juho has performed widely both as a soloist and an ensemble musician.
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.
As a recorderist, Juho aims at open-minded musicianship regardless of style. 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 studies 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.
Finnish Cultural Foundation has supported Juho’s instrument purchases with a grant.