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2 weeks ago

Mari Samuelsen

#tb to good old times & wishing you all a nice weekend!
I love this time of the year, colors, crisp air, the light, “hygge“, warm cup of tea and a good book. Currently on @tara.westover #educated - powerful story brilliantly written!!
(Please send me good titles/writers in comments🙏🙏🙏)

I miss interacting with colleagues on stage, really! but for the time being, I’m hardly traveling and working from home - planning new projects and tours and albums. Looking back at this photo from
@bristolproms with @sinfoniacymru couple of years ago, feels like ages already! We had loads of fun though! ❤️

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#tb to good old times & wishing you all a nice weekend! 
I love this time of the year, colors, crisp air, the light, “hygge“, warm cup of tea and a good book. Currently on @tara.westover #educated  - powerful story brilliantly written!!
(Please send me good titles/writers in comments🙏🙏🙏) 

I miss interacting with colleagues on stage, really! but for the time being, I’m hardly traveling and working from home - planning new projects and tours and albums. Looking back at this photo from
@bristolproms with @sinfoniacymru couple of years ago, feels like ages already! We had loads of fun though! ❤️

Photo: Samuel Bay

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Hi Mari, I’m reading a fascinating book called the murmur of bees from a mexican writter Sofia Segovia who takes through a beautiful narrative of mexican history in revolution times

I don’t know music but your rendition of Vivaldi summer is as good as it gets 👍❤️

Come to Egypt to play by the pyramids in the open air. I would love to see you playing in the Grand opening of the Grand Museum 😉😍😊🌹♥️🙏

Hello Mari. I'm working from home very often this period, like everybody else, but I lissen Vivaldi Winter and Summer performed by you almost each day. I just love your interpretations. Greetings from Romania. 😀.

Søsterklokkene av Lars Mytting 👍

Book recommendations: Science: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time. Fiction: Jennie Gerhardt (by the American author Theodore Dreiser. An American Tragedy is his most famous book but Jennie Gerhardt is heart rending.) Foreign Affairs: Two books about the CIA>The Devil's Chessboard and Legacy of Ashes. Political scandal and gossip: The Dark Side of Camelot (Seymour Hersh), and Nemesis (Peter Evans, Onassis biographer, focuses on Jackie Kennedy and how Onassis courted her, and her life after the assassination).

Thanks to Samuel for this splendid shooting while you smiling.

Linda!! 🇧🇷

good health ,no travelling ,the world is sound ,you are sound

Hello Mari, I loved to read the book "grand hotel europa" by ilja leonard pfeijffer

I have enjoyed “the idiot” by Dostojevski. Gave me some insight in how things were done at the time... Not at all hard to read but an interest in history is perhaps a good thing to have if you’d choose to read this one 😄 it’s available in English, in Russian it’s perhaps even better but I don’t know if you read Russian (I don’t...).

Reşat Nuri Güntekin.Çalıkuşu (the Wren)...Hvis du ikke gråter mens du leser dette, betyr det at du ikke har noe hjerte ... ... ... ikke nødvendig å si takk.

Yo estaré siempre detrás tuyo, viéndote y escuchando tus interpretaciones de altísima calidad. Asi que mirá hacia atras siempre, que allí estaré...!!!

Chapayev and Pustota by Victor Pelevin, Ocean Sea novel by Alessandro Baricco.... ?


Nice weekend, Ms Samuelsen.

J'ai copié votre image que je trouve très belle. Pas seulement la photo 😃

good luck

Me encanta verla interpretando a Vivaldi,




I love you!


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3 weeks ago

Mari Samuelsen

30 MILLION views @youtube and @youtubemusic ? 😳
how on earth did we get here? THANK YOU ❤️

#milestone #BeyondTheScene #youtube #music #vivaldi #violin
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Mari's performance is so different from all the others. I have an impression that the emphasis is not on technical virtuosity but on the artistic aspect of music. It's like judging figure skating. Some performers get good grades in technical performance, some are better in artistic performance. The great majority of classical musicians, at least those on YT, are technically flawless but they lack an artistic touch. Marie is a total ten in both aspects. The only one to match her is an opera singer Inva Mula. They are two jewels of classical music.

Honestly it was a breathtaking performance I've never seen someone who even approached it and i don't think that someone (including Mari herself) has performed or will be able to perform on specifically this symphony "Summer" and the other Vivaldi's eternal symphony "Winter" like Mari had done so.

I have been watching this video so many many times... A fascinating performance❤️

I show Your video every music class when the we talk about Vivaldi or do organology..since some years.. so some hundreds are from my pupils who probably spread it again.. 🙂 You're wonderful! <3

Magical and amazing performance. Vivaldi can be proud. He has found the graal

I visit it at least 2 times a day, there are days that up to 4! I love listening to you Marie💕🇲🇽

Quite simply: this is the best Vivaldi summer performance in my opinion. When you start the part of presto it is like a thunderstorm. I've played this thing at least fifty times on Youtube.

Beautiful musicianship - totally inspired me to perform Autumn with cello as continuo a few weeks back. <3

Half of them are mine😁 Your talent is truly amazing and you really know how to play a string 👑

Probably half of them mine ! My favourite piece ever ❤️❤️❤️ thank you 🙏

One of my favorites😊 Thank you for that magical performance! Mari Samuelsen

I love your music and everything you do in scenery, congratulations for your achievement.

I love you because of this video.. Such a performance...😍

It is always and always a pleasure to listening and to seeing you and your orchestra.

She is amazing, the bearded man on the left don’t know what to do.. could not catch the speed of Mari Samuelson.. Mari knows quiet n humble...

My favourite...When is Mari ever come to Nairobi and will the show be afordable

The video that introduced me to your music.

Amazing performance!!

Es una de mis favoritas, me encanta esa interpretación 🥰

Saludos desde Perú. lo más hermoso la musica clásica.

Fantastisk bra fremførelse.😊 Dere har sikkert fått en del visninger takket være de mange uttrykkene til han artige karen i bakgrunnen.😃 Han er i hvert fall en medvirkende årsak til at jeg har sett videoen mange mange ganger, og delt den videre til flere av mine venner. 😁 God underholdning på flere plan. 🙂

At least 1,000 of those views was from me. Absolutely amazing performance!

I have to say that I contributed to that number, hence I always listened to your videos on youtube. I love the way you play!! 🖤

My daughters (aged 6 and 3) have been watching this almost every week since they were babies and absolutely love it. A wonderful piece played by an exceptionally talented violinist. We would LOVE to see you live in London one day 😊❤

I think I'm responsible for at least 100 views of that. I should receive some sort of medal from youtube 🤔 But in all honesty.... It's the best version of Vivaldi's masterpiece I've heard up to date. And I've seen a lot of them. Live and online... Hope to see you live at some point in Belgium.

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4 weeks ago

Mari Samuelsen

For your Sunday - I can’t wait be on stage performing this again! such a powerful project to be part of 🖤
#voices #maxrichter #marisamuelsen #yuliamahr
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thank you for your soulful music 🎶 🙏 ❤ I listen to you everyday 💜💫

Great album. Great person’s. Great themes. Great orchestra. Great playing. I like it. I like them. I like that.

very wonderful. And very erotical girl i see.....

La creme de la creme!!!!! SUBLIME!!!! Melts my heart!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Saw you at the barbican. Was magical x

Beautiful! ❤


Du fremfører fantastisk, Mari Samuelsen og jeg er så glad i Max Richter. 😌

Very wonderful, Mari.

Very Nice🎼🎶🎵

Te esperamos no Brazil 🇧🇷

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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 that knows no barriers between the music of such composers as Max Richter, Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks and Jeff Mills, and that of Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi. Her drive to not do what is traditionally expected, is what has turned Mari Samuelsen into an inspiration for a global audience.


Mari has appeared as soloist and recitalist on many of the world’s leading stages, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, London’s Barbican Centre, Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Paris’ Philharmonie and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. She has recently performed with the Orchestre National de Lyon together with Max Richter, with appearances at the Berlin Philharmonie and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, as well as the Radio France Festival in Montpellier.


The 2019/20 season will see Mari Samuelsen debut with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Southbank Centre as well as performing with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic (under Kristian Järvi) at the Berlin Philharmonie and Bad Kissingen, as well as with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Mari has recently taken part in the recording and World premiere of Max Richter’s Voices at the Barbican in London and she will be returning to Philharmonie de Paris with this project later this season. She regularly works with the British composer as a soloist in concert performances of both his “Recomposed “and “Memoryhouse “, as well as on his recent Deutsche Grammophon album “Three Worlds – Music from Woolf Works”. Mari joined Max Richter and the 12 ensemble to open the Montreux Jazz Festival 2018 to critical acclaim and her first single, Max Richter’s “November”, was released in January 2019 coinciding with the ARTE broadcast of her spectacular performance the previous year at Beijing’s Forbidden City
Mari Samuelsen’s recent work also includes collaborations with electronic music artists Jeff Mills and Dubfire and multimedia artist Philipp Geist. Her ground-breaking explorations of contemporary art and classical music as artistic director of Oslo’s Yellow Lounge for its first two seasons reaffirm her position as an innovative artist who is reaching out to new audiences.


Mari is an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist. She has recently release MARI, her debut recording for their Yellow Label. With this album, she sets to reach and challenge a new audience. Her presence, popularity and the impact of her music among new audiences is astonishing, having reached 25 million views in her YouTube video of “Summer” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons alone. Mari Samuelsen also has recorded the world premiere of James Horner’s double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra with her brother, Håkon Samuelsen, as the centrepiece of Pas de Deux, released on Mercury Classics (Universal Music). Very unusual for classical recordings, this album along-side with her first solo recording Nordic Noir as well as the 2019 release MARI were hits in the Norwegian pop charts (reaching the No.1 and No.2 spots respectively).


A classically trained violinist, her studies with Arve Tellefsen and later at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo were followed by a decade with world-renowned professor Zakhar Bron at the Zurich University of the Arts.


Mari Samuelsen plays a G.B. Guadagnini violin (Turin, 1773), on generous loan from the Anders Sveaas Charitable Foundation, Oslo.



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