Biography

Marko Mustonen (b. 1984) made his first major performances as a concert pianist by playing a recital in Helsinki Festival in 2000 and by being a soloist of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2001. Both performances received wide recognition in media. He had earlier been granted the Selim Palmgren challenge trophy for his interpretation of Chopin's piano works and been a prizewinner in two music competitions. Since then Mr. Mustonen has performed actively as a soloist of orchestra, in chamber music ensembles, as a lied pianist and in recitals in Europe, USA, Japan, Israel and Morocco. He has given master classes and concert-lectures in Poland, USA and Finland. Marko Mustonen is a prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions. In addition to his studies at Sibelius-Academy (Master of Music), Mr. Mustonen has studied in Paris and at Yale University School of Music.

Mr. Mustonen has collaborated with numerous orchestras with such distinguished conductors as Philippe Beran, Leif Segerstam, Sakari Oramo, Patrick Gallois, Shuntaro Sato, Ari Angervo and Graeme Jenkins. He has performed chamber music extensively with renowned artists such as Torleif Thedeen, Jan Söderblom, Dalia Stasevska and Per Nyström. Marko Mustonen has performed in numerous festivals including Copenhagen Summer Festival in Denmark, Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden and Helsinki Festival in Finland. He has performed in prestigious venues such as New York’s Steinway Hall and New Haven’s Sprague Hall in the USA, Finlandia Hall and the National Opera House in Helsinki, Carl Nielsen Hall and Charlottenborg Festsal in Denmark, Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris, at the Chopin statue in Lazienki Park and Chopin’s home in Zelazowa Wola in Poland.

Rachmaninoff Moment Musical No.2 Op.16

Rachmaninoff Moment Musical No.2 Op.16