Max Lilja, Finnish cellist, composer and producer was a co-founder of the million selling cello rock band Apocalyptica, has released 3 solo albums of cello electro, Plays Electronica By One Cello, (2013), Morphosis, (2015) and 10 000 Miens, (2018) and has performed in over thousand concerts in 60 countries.

Live shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Tarja Alcatraz, Milan, Italy Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Tarja Orion, Rome, Italy Orion, Rome, Italy
Tarja Le Summum, Grenoble, France Le Summum, Grenoble, France
Tarja Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland
Tarja Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany Garage, Saarbrücken, Germany
Tarja Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
Tarja Matrix, Bochum, Germany Matrix, Bochum, Germany
Tarja Tivoliredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoliredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Tarja Substage, Kalrsruhe, Germany Substage, Kalrsruhe, Germany
Tarja Capitol, Hannover, Germany Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Tarja Max, Kiel, Germany Max, Kiel, Germany
Tarja Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Tarja Independence Day Fest, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Independence Day Fest, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Tarja El Rey, Los Angeles, U.S.A. El Rey, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Tarja Gramercy Theater, New York, U.S.A. Gramercy Theater, New York, U.S.A.
Tarja ProgPower USA, Atlanta, U.S.A. ProgPower USA, Atlanta, U.S.A.
Tarja Patio Theater, Chicago, U.S.A. Patio Theater, Chicago, U.S.A.
Tarja C.C. Festiva, Lima, Peru C.C. Festiva, Lima, Peru
Tarja Toinha Brasil Show, Brasilia, Brazil Toinha Brasil Show, Brasilia, Brazil
Tarja Tom Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tom Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil


10 000 Miens out now!

My 3rd solo album 10 000 Miens is released today. and what does this mean? well, for me one circle comes to a final. I’ve worked on this in various different ways from composing to promotion etc., a lot of emotions…

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1st single Reflection out now!

Reflection, the first single from the 3rd solo album 10 000 Miens is released today March 28th. Album release date is April 10th. Pre-orders have started!

Music: Max Lilja
Director, editing, VFX: Janne Laiho /
Cinematography: Tero Vuorinen…

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New solo album released soon

I’ve been working on a new solo album and soon it will finally be released. 

I say finally because the process started what already seems quite long ago, in 2015. My biggest inspiration for these songs were human faces…

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New live videos

Played a solo set at the 5 year anniversary of Artlab studios, the music and art complex where also my studio is located, on January 26th 2018. Posted a video playlist of the set on my YouTube channel. Enjoy!


Portugal solo shows

I'm playing two solo shows in Portugal in November, Lounge in Lisbon on 9th and Stairway Club in Cascais on 11th. Looking forward! One more addition for Portugal. Lisbon, Fabrica Braco de Prata, Thursday 16th of November!