Accordion virtuoso Minna Weurlander was born and raised in Finland. Music brought her to Sweden where she is active as a concert accordionist and composer. She has worked with everything from symphony orchestras to contemporary, experimental dance and theater along with film productions. Minna frequently experiments with the accordion’s various sonorities, its percussive qualities and massive sound.
Her music and her playing style has been heavily influenced by the Russian accordion tradition and of course by the Argentine Tango. Minna has previously released two solo albums, “Usva” and “Señora del Destino” and album “Entwined” with Duo Naranjo-Weurlander. Minna started playing when she was only four and att the age off 14 she entered the youth education at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and subsequently received her soloist education.
The public interest for Minna Weurlanders talents rose early. During her education she toured frequently, winning competitions in Finland and abroad. As a solo artist her repertoire is as varied as it is delicate. She plays all kinds of music: from classics to russian and contemporary accordion music and – of course – her own music.
Minna has been also working as an accordionist and composer with the Danish “one of a kind on the Danishand performance scene” dancechoreographer and dancer Anders Christiansen on four different performances in Copenhagen. During 2012-2013 she was an accordionist in residence at Malmö Opera and Music Theatre. She has written music to many theatre producions in Sweden and in Denmark. Among these “Dreyer, The Tyrannical Dane” (Lynch Company DK) and “Frida K” (Theatre Sagohuset in Lund). During the last ten years she has been touring in Europe and Scandinavia and appeared multiple times on the Swedish National Radio and TV. Minna is supported by the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and the Swedish Performing Arts Agency