Nominated for the Manifest Award 2011 for the album "Småfolket"!
Mikael Marin - five string viola, and Mia Marin (formerly Gustafsson) - five string fiddle; two fantastic musicians who have developed a unique sound.
Since they are both used to playing second voices and accompaniments, (Mikael in the swedish supertrio Väsen, Mia in the swedish up-and-coming groups [ni:d] and Mattias Pérez Trio) they have a very keen ear and are used to listening and adjusting to others when they play. This makes Marin/Marin one of the most synched and responsive duos in Sweden. They play a mix of traditional and new tunes, and are both well known in Sweden as accomplished composers. Mikael sounds like a whole orchestra on his own, and with Mia’s fiesty and skilled playing they create musical fireworks without parallel!Their instruments give them a larger range than the "traditional" way of playing on two fiddles. Mia is since 2010 playing five string fiddle by Per Klinga in Mora. It's tuned as a fiddle and a viola (CGDAE). Mikael plays two five string violas. One which is made by Per Klinga, tuned like a fiddle and a viola (CGDAE), and another one made by Hans-Olof Hansson, which is tuned one octave below a fiddle, (GDAEB).
Marin/Marin have released the highly acclaimed CD ”Mot Hagsätra” on the label Dimma Sweden. In june 2011, their second album "Småfolket" was released, and in the spring/summer of 2013 they will release a third one. They have also made a tune book with 22 of their own tunes with second voices and chords. Find the tune book and the albums in the webshop.In 2011 and 2012 Marin/Marin are touring in Sweden, France, Belgium, Norway and USA.
For booking, or other information about the duo, contact Mia Marin.
Phone: +46 (0) 70 248 96 36
"Marin and Gustafsson play together phenomenally well" Po Tidholm, Dagens Nyheter
”...Marin/Gustafsson lets loose a fiddle duo that surpasses almost everything else in the genre. It sparkles and shines, it’s profound, it’s groovy, it’s beautiful.” ... ”Frighteningly good, nothing more to add.”
Lars Lind, Lira
"Throughout the album we can hear the luminosity of Mia and Mikael Marin's exquisite duo playing on five string fiddle and five string viola. Each tune is a treasure with qualities which emerge more and more each time I listen to it."
Gunder Wåhöberg, Lira Musikmagasin
”Mikael Marin and Mia Gustafsson give solid performances throughout, and the album on the whole is at least as good as the most recent Väsen CD Väsen Street. Fans of Väsen who are in the mood for something with a more purely traditional feel will like this recording a lot.”
Scott, The Armchair Critic
"...they play at such high level that this album is a real treat for everybody who loves violin music." Eelco Schilder, Folkworld
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