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PROGRAMME
Richard Wagner – Ernest Schelling: Tristan und Isolde; Prelude – attacca:
Richard Wagner – Franz Liszt: Isoldens Liebestod
Matthew Whittall: From “Leaves of Grass – 12 Preludes for piano after Walt Whitman” (2009);
– No. 6: On the beach at night
– No. 8: Thou orb aloft full-dazzling
– No. 9: Out of the rolling ocean
Giuseppe Verdi – Franz Liszt: Rigoletto paraphrase

RISTO-MATTI MARIN
The Finnish pianist, Risto-Matti Marin, began his piano lessons at the Kuopio Conservatoire as a pupil of Jouni Räty and continued with professional studies there under Jaakko Untamala. In 1998 he transferred to the Sibelius Academy to study with Erik T. Tawaststjerna, and from 2002 onwards also studied with Teppo Koivisto. He gained a Master´s degree in music in 2004. Since 2005 he has studied at the Sibelius Academy DocMus department. Winner of the first prize in the Kuopio Piano Competition in 1996 and the Helmi Vesa Piano Competition in 1999, Marin was awarded the third prize in the Weimar International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2003. Risto-Matti Marin has been soloist with the Kuopio Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä and other orchestras. He has released a number of highly acclaimed solo CDs.