Imaginative and eloquent, violinist Mari Samuelsen is known for her breath-taking artistry and adventurous approach to programming and presentation. With a technique that blends virtuosity and entrancing musical finesse, Mari presents an innovative musical universe, often blending works by Max Richter, Arvo Pärt, and Pēteris Vasks with that of Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi.
Mari has appeared as soloist and recitalist on many of the world’s leading stages, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Berliner Philharmonie and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. Mari Samuelsen has recently taken part in the recording and World premiere of Max Richter’s Voices at the Barbican in London. This season will also see Mari perform with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Kristian Järvi at the Berliner Philharmonie, and Kissinger Sommer Festival. She will also be returning to Philharmonie de Paris with Max Richter and make her debut performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Southbank Centre. Mari’s recent work also includes collaborations with electronic music artists Jeff Mills and Dubfire, and multimedia artist Philipp Geist.
Mari is an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist. Last year she released MARI, her debut recording for the distinctive Yellow Label, and was lauded by Gramophone magazine for her “Seriously impressive playing…hand-crafted precision.” As well as dominating the classical charts, MARI and her previous albums were also number 1 hits in the popular charts in her home county of Norway. You can read more about Mari on her website: marisamuelsen.com
“Coruscating repeating patterns leaping off the soundboard as if fingers were treading on hot coals.”
(Gramophone Magazine, September 2019)
“(…) Samuelsen exchanges the dogged intensity of traditional readings for a radiant eloquence that traces the music’s emotional peaks and troughs with a compelling sense of inevitability.”
(BBC Music Magazine, September 2019)
‘When she plays the air freezes (…) She can hold together the piece, stretching the sensible bows over the long length. With her you can hear connections that otherwise wouldn’t be so clear in the hall – Music is understood with Mari.”
(Frankfurter Allgemeine, July 2019)
“Her playing combines virtuosity with musical finesse. She has performed as a soloist in the most renowned international concert halls, but also loves the loft and lounges of new music.”
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