Mari Poll was born in 1987 in Estonia. She is currently studying under Prof. Radu Blidar at the Royal College of Music in London, where she holds a Derek Butler London Trust Award. Having begun her studies with Professors Tiiu Peäske and Ivi Tivik at Tallinn Music High School until 2004, Mari was awarded a place at Chetham's School of Music to study with Prof. Jan Repko with whom she continued her studies at the Royal College of Music until autumn 2010.
Mari has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe and America at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St Martin in the Fields, Estonia Concert Hall and the Bridgewater Hall, with orchestras such as Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra and the Murso Symphony Orchestra.
A multiple prizewinner at international competitions including 3rd Prize and special Robert Casadesus award in Vibrarte International Violin Competition in France, 1st Prize in Derek Butler London Prize, winner of the RCM Concerto Competition, 4 Special Prizes in H.Eller International Violin Competition in Estonia, Special Prize in L.Spohr International Violin Competition in Germany, 5th Prize in Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition. She is also recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the MBF Postgraduate Performance Award, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Award, Martyn Musical Scholarship Award and ESFUSA Award..
Mari has appeared in festivals such as Bowdoin International Summer Music Festival, Courchevel Music Festival, New Virtuosi Mastercourse, Lausanne Duo Masterclass and she had masterclasses with distinguished professors, including Pierre Amoyal, Petru Munteanu, Gordon Back, Pamela Frank, Edward Grach, Dong-Suk Kang, Bruno Canino, Mikhail Kopelman. Mari regularly performs with her brother, pianist Mihkel Poll and also with pianist Jennifer Hughes.
Mari plays on a violin by Carlos Tononi and gratefully acknowledges its loan from the Royal College of Music, London..
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