Toronto based accordionist Matti Pulkki is an active and enthusiastic performer of contemporary and experimental repertoire. Often performing with different chamber groups and ensembles, Pulkki seeks to explore the technical and acoustic possibilities of his instrument in the music written in our time. Recently Pulkki has been interested especially in collaborating with composers, and has held lecture-recitals about his instrument and its possibilities for composers at international festivals and universities around Europe and North America. Although Pulkki performs mostly original music written for accordion, he also arranges and transcribes music from a wide range of global styles and enjoys working as a creative artist and musician on diverse projects from interdisciplinary productions to music theatre and opera. Pulkki holds a Master’s degree from the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and is currently pursuing his doctorate at the University of Toronto under the guidance of professor Joseph Macerollo.

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