Sara Pajunen – violin and voice (see www.sarapajunen.com for more info)
Sunniva Brynnel – accordion and voice
With deep roots in the Swedish and Finnish folk music traditions, this new duo performs both traditional music from the two countries as well as their original music. Both members have toured internationally for many years and when they met at the New England Conservatory, Boston, an instant musical kinship was discovered.
The violin and accordion – sometimes playing like one voice, at other times complementing each other in sympathetic, melodious and playful ways. With singing in Finnish, Swedish and English, the duo brings to the stage their musical backgrounds and passions.
Sara Pajunen and Sunniva Brynnel are currently based in Boston.
Video snippet from Sara and Sunniva’s Community Outreach Project through the New England Conservatory, Boston 2017–2018:
All photos by Reid Simpson: