Photo: Juho Aittokallio
Harri Kuusijärvi has explored accordion music with an exceptionally wide angle, concentrating recently especially on electroacoustic possibilities of the instrument. He has forged a formidable reputation for performing contemporary repertoire for accordion, and has given concerts in several stages around the world. Kuusijärvi’s albums have been noted in wide spectrum of media ranging from classical to rock and from jazz to world music. In 2020 Kuusijärvi was nominated for the Teosto Prize, one of the most noteworthy art prizes in the Nordic countries. In 2011 Kuusijärvi was awarded the 2nd prize in Arrasate Hiria, one of world’s most prestigious international accordion contests.