New Live Videos! 

You Me and It Is In - Live @ Gloria. Filmed at Max Lilja solo gig in Gloria, Helsinki on December 5th 2013. Enjoy!

New album in process! 

A new Max Lilja solo album is in process and is due to release in autumn 2014.

"After the first leg of CITR -tour in October I spent a couple of weeks writing new songs, started the recordings in early January and hope I can finish it before summer."

" The concept of the album is kind of the same than in PEBOC, all on cellos, but I want to be innovative and again create something new "

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The Work of an Artist 

The documentary film The Work of an Artist now online! Music by Max.​
Why do people make art? How is art made... and what is "art" anyway?

The documentary film The Work of an Artist examines the motives behind making art, and the everyday challenges artists face. The work of an artist is demanding, yet some people choose this path. Is art borne out of an inner necessity? Are people arists by birth? The film seeks to amnswer these, and other questions.




Max Lilja is a Finnish cellist and a composer. Max is known as one of the most versatile and adventurous cellists of all time. In 2013 Max released his first solo album ”Plays Electronica By One Cello” where he redefines the sound of the electrified cello. Max is a co-founder and a member in 1996-2001 of the million selling cello rock band Apocalyptica. Max is known for his diverse work as a master of acoustic and electric cello both in studio and on stage with many Finnish and international artists including recording and worldwide touring with the Finnish soprano Tarja Turunen from 2007 onwards. Max is currently working on his second solo album due to release in early 2015.