Estimated duration

1 h 15 min.


Helsingin Musiikkitalo Oy

Johanna Juhola Trio performs fantasiatango, composed by virtuoso accordionista Johanna Juhola.

With her Trio, virtuoso accordionista Johanna Juhola packs her singular compositions into a multi-coloured back-pack and wanders off in search of new sonic landscapes. It’s a journey characterized by the intimate interplay and free-flowing improvisation between her button accordion and the dexterous acoustic guitar playing of Roope Aarnio. What appears to be a duo on the stage is indeed a trio as the heard-but-unseen hand of sound designer Teemu Korpipää enhances and expands the mix with expert creative use of effects. Textures of jazz, classical and folk are blended into Johanna’s multi-faceted tango-nuevo inventions, illustrating instrumental stories full of spontaneous and sometimes surreal flights of fantasy.

Johanna Juhola Trio appears on Johanna Juholas solo albums Fantasiatango (2010), Fantasiatango 2 (2012), Diivan jäljet (2018) and A Brighter Future (2023) and has performed in Scotland, Russia, Germany, Algeria, Denmark, Mexico, France, Portugal, Norway, Japan and Sweden.


Free concerts are held at Musiikkitalo’s terrace on summer afternoons from Wednesday to Saturday, May 29th to Aug 3rd.

The concerts feature talented musicians from the Sibelius Academy of the University of Arts Helsinki, as well as concerts presented by HelsinkiMissio, Organ Night & Aria and World Music Centre. The genres and music vary daily: mostly classical or folk music on Wednesdays, jazz on Fridays and pop on Saturdays.