Marius Järvi

April 10, 2011 

Marius Järvi was born in 1981 in Tallinn. He started playing the cello at the age 4. In 1987 he was enrolled at the Tallinn Music High School to the cello class of Laine Leichter. From 1995 he continued his studies in Lahti, Finland, in the Music Conservatory of Päijat-Häme as a student of Jouko Paavola. In 2000 he started his studies at the Sibelius Academy under Professor Martti Rousi.

Marius Järvi has won awards from several competitions. In 1989 he won 4th Prize at the International Young Cellists’ Competition in Czechoslovakia (in Usti nad Orlic); in 1995 he won 1st Prize at the National Competition of Young String Instrumentalists and in 2002 he won 1st Prize at the Estonian Competition for Young Musicians “Con Brio”. For seven times, he has participated in one of the world’s greatest cello festivals in Kronberg, Germany. Marius has furthered his skills in the master classes of various internationally acclaimed cellists, such as F. Helmerson, D. Geringas, A. Noras, M. Tchaikovskaja, G. Hoffmann, etc.

Marius Järvi has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in several European countries (in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Finland, etc). He has also made several recordings, including as a soloist on the CDs Romance on the Sea – Oskar Merikanto (“Romanssi merellä”, 2000), Organ Wisard (“Urkutaituri”, 2001), I stared into the Fire –Toivo Kuula (“Tuijotin tulehen”, 2002) and Ave Maria (2002). In autumn 2000 he released his first solo album Via in cooperation with the world-famous organist Kalevi Kiviniemi. Currently they are recording their second album.