Kyllönen, Timo-Juhani, Finnish composer; b. Saloinen, Dec. 1, 1955. He was reared in Sweden, where he commenced playing the accordion when he was 9. In 1976 he entered the Gnessin Inst. in Moscow as an accordion student of Friedrich Lips, and also took courses in composition ovand conducting before graduating in 1982. He then studied composition, orchestration, and counterpoint with Alexei Nikolaiev, Yuri Fortu-natov, and Georgi Tchugaiev at the Moscow Cons., graduating in 1986. He then taught theory and composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
d r a m at ic: Stage, film, and television scores. ORCH.: Sym. No. 1 (Novosibirsk, June 17, 1986). chamber: 2 string quartets (1985, 1989); Trio No. 1 for Violin, Cello, and Accordion (1986) and No. 2 for Piano, Violin, and Cello (1988); Elegia “quasi una sonata” for Violin and Piano (1987); Desolazione for Organ and Oboe (1987); Contrasts for 5 Percussionists (1988); several pieces for solo instruments. vocal:Passio secularis for Soprano, Men’s Chorus, and Orch. (1988-89; Helsinki, Dec. 8, 1989); choral pieces.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire