Risto-Matti Marin


Risto-Matti Marin (b. 1976) has recorded numerous internationally acclaimed solo piano discs and six chamber music discs. He has also made a number of recordings for the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.

Marin completed his doctoral degree at the Sibelius-Academy in 2010. The following year he received a three-year grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, followed by a five-year grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland in 2015. In addition to his work as a solo pianist and chamber musician Marin gives lectures about piano music and holds master classes in Finland and abroad. He studied at the Kuopio Conservatory with Jouni Räty and Jaakko Untamala, and completed his studies at the Sibelius Academy with Erik T. Tawaststjerna and Teppo Koivisto.
Marin has given first performances of approximately 20 Finnish contemporary compositions, both as soloist and together with saxophonist Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo. Among these are works by Eero Hämeenniemi, Sebastian Fagerlund and Matthew Whittall. In November 2017 Marin will play the Finnish premier of Matthew Whittall’s piano concerto “Nameless Seas” with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Olari Elts.