Marja Mutru, Piano

Marja Mutru, Piano

Marja Mutru received her master’s degree in piano performance from the Sibelius Academy in her native Finland. After settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, she would go on to play with various local ensembles and orchestras, including the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Earplay, Santa Rosa Symphony, and Berkeley Symphony.

Marja frequently works as a rehearsal pianist for local chamber opera productions. She has also performed with numerous dance companies in the Bay Area, such as Ballet San Jose, ODC, Nancy Karp + Dancers, and Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. In addition, she has worked as an accompanist at theSan Jose State University, and as a vocal repertoire coach at the California Institute of the Arts. Marja has performed solo piano repertoire by local composers such as John Adams, Richard Felciano, Paul Dresher, Mark Grey, and Erling Wold. In addition, she plays harmonium on the Kronos Quartet album Early Music, and keyboard on John Adams’ opera I Was Looking at The Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky with Finnish chamber ensemble Avanti!, both on Nonesuch Records