Max signs to Fluttery Records 

"It gives me a great pleasure to announce that I have signed a recording contract with Fluttery Records. Label's broad vision to music convinced me of a rewarding collaboration."

Fluttery Records is an American independent label that mainly releases instrumental music and open its arms to post-rock, ambient, modern classical and experimentalism. Label is to release Max's sophomore solo album Morphosis.

Label manager Taner Torun says "While recording the new album, Lilja showed us how he grew his compositions.… Read more

The new album nearly ready! 

The first mixes of my second solo album are done and the album should be ready for mastering in early January. The release is scheduled for early April 2015. There is many good things happening around the album! Follow the news about the release and new videos and upcoming solo shows by signing up to my newsletter or in my Facebook and Twitter. Cheers!

New York, New York! 

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I'm invited to The 21st Annual New Directions Cello Festival in June 2015 in Ithaca, New York. In the festival I'll play a solo show and have a workshop. I'm also working on other solo gigs in the area, if you know a venue/promoter/agent who would like to book me a gig, please let me know! Thanks in advance and see you there!

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!





Max Lilja is a Finnish cellist and a composer. Lilja is known as one of the most versatile and adventurous cellists of all time. He is a co-founder and a member in 1996-2001 of the million selling cello rock band Apocalyptica. Lilja is also 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. In 2013 Lilja released his first solo album Plays Electronica By One Cello where he redefines the sound of the electrified cello. In April 2015 Fluttery Records is releasing Lilja's new solo album Morphosis.