Based in Boston and born on the Iron Range of Minnesota, Sara Pajunen is a violinist and composer working in various genres and forms. With training in classical music and contemporary improvisation, her output has touched folk, electro-acoustic, tango, and sound art. Known for projects surrounding her Finnish ancestry, Pajunen’s work approaches culture and tradition in progressive yet reverent ways.
"Extra elusive appeal..." (fRoots/UK)
'Fresh, skillful and imaginative playing...' (Kansanmusiikki/FI)
"Something quite special..." (Strings Magazine)
'An amazingly versatile musician who now counts among the most
ambitious and notable practitioners of Finnish folk music outside of Finland.’ (Erkki Huovinen)
'An engaging and skillful fiddler...' (Star Tribune)
“The most genuine Finnish music ever recorded in the U.S.” (Tambourine-Japan)