Contactus – Juho Myllylä
Contactus is a musical collective aiming to showcase a devotion for earlier music in a flexible duo or trio setting, formed by Juho Myllylä (recorders) and Miron Andres (vielle). Juho Myllylä and Miron Andres began their collaboration whilst studying at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. They are both founding members of Ugly Pug, an ensemble devoted to the performance of new music on early instruments. Due to the mutual passion for earlier repertoire – medieval and renaissance music, the two started finding each other on the medieval instruments more and more frequently. During their studies both have immersed themselves in the fascinating world of this music: they studied at masterclasses with Pedro Memelsdorff, Pierre Hamon, Kees Boeke and Corina Marti, for instance, and formerly Andres graduated from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland.
In August 2016 Myllylä and Andres won the EAR-ly 2016 competition, the final round of which was held at the BRQ Vantaa Festival (Finland). For the season 2017/18 and their new programme Adeu, mon cuer they collaborate with two extraordinary singers, soprano Julie Calbete and baritone Romain Dayez, to deepen the possibilities to express the varied colours of late medieval and early renaissance music.