Finnish Pianist Sari Blå is an avid soloist and chamber musician. Her many collaborations with some of Finland’s elit soloists has given her a special place in the world of music.
A passionate chamber musician, Blå works frequently with string players and singers. She is a regular visitor at international music festivals, such as the Aino Ackté Chamber Music Festival, and has has worked with some of Finland’s finest musicians.
In 2012, Blå made her Asia debut performing in a concert tour across Japan. Together with husband and composer Ari Romppanen they shared an all Finnish program. A keen advocate of new music, Blå enjoys collaborating with composers and has presented several world premiers including some arrangements of her own.
Blå studied in Finland at the Univerisy of Jyväskylä with Russian Pianist Oleg Mantour, and the Lahti Conservatory with Peter Lönnqvist. She has also studied with renowned pianist Janne Mertanen. These influential figures helped shape Blå’s unique style of playing which is praised for being colurful, rich and powerful. In addition, Blå holds a Masters Degree in Musicology with a focus on the philosophy of music from the University of Jyväskylä.
With a vast repertoire at hand, Blå’s grandious playing makes each of her performances a fascinating journey of musical colors. The effect of her exceptional music making is nuanced by her sensitivity to different styles.