Juho Myllylä (*1996, Helsinki) is a recorder player, guitarist, singer and songwriter. He studied recorders at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Jorge Isaac, where he graduated with a master’s degree in 2020. 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 Pierre Hamon, Pedro Memelsdorff, Kees Boeke, Walter van Hauwe, Antonio Politano, Erik Bosgraaf, Peter Holtslag and Corina Marti, among others.

Juho works as a freelancer with the world-renowned renaissance recorder ensemble The Royal Wind Music since 2016. With the Finnish Ensemble Gamut! Juho is in constant search for new ways to perform early music through the fusion of medieval and renaissance music, folk music, improvisation and electronics. He was founding member of Ugly Pug, an ensemble devoted to the performance of new music on period instruments as well as Contactus, a musical collective showcasing a devotion for earlier repertoire – medieval and early renaissance music. Juho has also performed solo at such venues as the prestigious Concertgebouw Amsterdam. 

Winner of the Nordic and Baltic EAR-ly 2016 early music competition, and of the International Van Wassenaer Competition 2019, 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 contemporary and new music and working with composers, with a steadily growing number of new works written for and premiered by him. Jazz, fusion, rock, prog, experimental, electro-acoustic, live electronic, soundtrack and film music are an integral part of his musical landscape. During his studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam Juho minored in electric guitar, studying 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 in May 2018 on Progressive Gears Records to critical acclaim. November 2021 saw the release of the sophomore album Impermanence, representing Burntfield at its most versatile and multi-layered yet.