In case you don't know much about me lets start with the basics: 

My name is Max Lilja and people call me Max. I'm a Finnish cellist and composer. I've released two solo albums of electronic cello music; Morphosis, 2015 and Plays Electronica By One Cello, 2013. 
I'm a co-founder of the million selling cello rock band Apocalyptica, touring around the world with the cross over soprano Tarja Turunen, working as a session musician, writing film music and a musical explorer always up for new challenges.

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Special solo performance, Live stream

I have a very special solo performance on Wednesday 30th at 8 am GMT. There will also be a live stream, please check the streaming link at my Facebook right before the happening! Enjoy!

Max with Tarja @ Wacken Metal Church

Tarja Turunen gives a very special concert at the Wacken festival. It's at the Wacken church and the program is mostly metal covers, a couple of her songs and some classical tunes. The line up is a classical piano trio and beside of cello playing I'm also responsible for the arrangements. Very interesting concert!

Maa 2 wins first price @ a poetry video competition

Maa 2 is Max’s and the team’s entry to Close And Far poetry video competition 2016, Maa2 won the first price!

Lahti Poetry Marathon proudly presents the international poetry video competition Close and Far. The goal of the competition is to raise questions about language identity and the status of minority languages in today’s multilingual, global society. The participants are asked to consider the importance of language and linguistic roots and the right to communicate using one’s own language.


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