Spotlight on Mari Poll

Ahead of Mari Poll‘s concert on the 17th June, we find out a little more about her:


Describe yourself in 3 words:  
Friendly, open minded, driven

Who do you usually perform with?  
I usually perform duo with my pianist brother Mihkel Poll or British pianist Jennifer Hughes

What has been a performance highlight in your career so far?
My biggest career highlights so far have been recording my digital debut for EMI Classics – now known as Warner Classics and also playing Bartok 2nd violin concerto with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

What is coming up in the diary that you are most looking forward to? 
In September 2015 I will be performing Arvo Part’s “Tabula Rasa” for two violins and orchestra together with Viktoria Mullova, Paavo Järvi and Orcheste de Paris in the new Paris Philharmonie.

Do you have a favourite performer? What type of concerts/gigs do you regularly attend?
I like different performers, depending also on the repertoire hey perform and what suits who. Some of my favorite violinists are Christian Tetzlaff, Janine Jansen, Hilary Hahn.

How did you find out about CMF and why did you decide to apply?
I found out about CMF from my pianist in London. It seemed like they had the right opportunities and values for career development.

What has CMF done for you since being a CMF artist?  
So far my highlight in CMF has been playing in the BBC In Tune programme last year.

What are your hopes for the future?  
I would like to have regular solo and chamber music  recitals and organize my own festival.

Finally, your 3 desert island discs?  
Collection of pieces by Ginette Neveu, Beethoven and Bernstein by Hilary Hahn and Schubert and Schumann by Ally Ameling.




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