During these twenty years of playing, performing, composing and arranging together, each element of Maria’s and Timo’s musical style and character, individually and collectively, has matured:their virtuosy continues to improve to increasingly staggering levels while the delicate melodic force of their arrangements and compositions grows ever more potent. The ease and lightness of the performances creates a feeling of space and timelessness that, like all Timo’s and Maria’s music, seduces and subdues like nothing else.
Their first duo album ‘Ambra’ was released in 2001. The album was a nominee for ‘Album of the year’ (Helsingin Sanomat).
Their second album ‘Åkerö’ was released in 2011 (Åkerö Records).
More information on Maria Kalaniemi‘s website.