Mari Sainio has written music for a huge range of contexts and combination of instruments. In addition to her own compositions, we are excited to include several first-class arrangements of well-known pieces that Mari has written. Find out more by watching Mari talk about her music.
Mari Sainio is an award-winning Finnish composer who works in different types of classical music and movie projects around the world. She often combines classical music elements with cinematic melodies and electronic soundscapes with what could be termed a ‘post-rock pathos’.
Sainio has been busy as a composer since 2010 composing music for different types of classical ensembles as well as film, theatre and opera stages. Commissions include projects with Finnish broadcasting company YLE, Icelandic production company NyArk Media, various choirs and chamber ensembles, SonyATV, TampereRaw, Nordic Music Days, the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Imogen Heap. Sainio’s works have been performed in prestigious venues such as, The National Gallery (London), Music Center (Helsinki) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). Sainio has also won numerous prizes for her scores.
In the summer 2017 her debut EP, Tales, was released to critical and popular acclaim on the Finnish Ranka Kustannus label followed by her debut album Minus 25. Her second album Archipelago Stories and recording of her opera The Raven were released in 2022.
Sainio has graduated from Royal College of Music and Sibelius Academy.