Olivier MARIN, viola & creation

Olivier MARIN, viola, creation

Eclectic musician who performs regularly as soloist and chamber musician in festivals where he presents original recitals combining classical, contemporary and world music. In his artistic approach, Olivier explores different musical styles, particularly in projects mixing different musical traditions.

His latest composition, Undō, for viola, electronics and video, was selected for presentation at the International Viola Congress in the Netherlands in 2018, the New York City Electroacoustic Festival (USA) and the Noisefloor Festival (UK).

For several years he has been studying improvisation with teachers such as Ibrahim Maalouf, Garth Knox, Rachid Brahim-Djellul, Bruno Chevillon and Vincent Lê-Quang. Since arriving in Montreal in 2016, he has worked on the development of several original projects, including the Ensemble Kamaan (contemporary Persian classical music supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal) and collaborations with contemporary dancers.