Mikael Marin - five string viola and violino grande, and Mia Marin - five string violin, two of Sweden's most established traditional violin players, have teamed up in music as well as life! Since they are both known as experienced and imaginative second voice players, Mikael most well known in the trio Väsen, they are uncommonly responsive. Their repertoire is a mix of traditional tunes and original compositions. Mikael's creative sound world with Mia's playing palette equals musical fireworks without parallel.
They are master fiddlers as well as inspired teachers. They teach regularly at music colleges, schools and workshops in Sweden and around the world. Sometimes alone, other times together with dance teachers or other music teachers. Mikael also plays in the bands Väsen, Timber, Bowing 9 and Rotvälta. He is also in charge of traditional ensemble education at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Mia plays with MP3, NID, Bowing 9, Ulrika Bodén Band, Sofia Karlsson Band and Malin Foxdal Band. She teaches very often at workshops around the world and is also a violin teacher at Eric Sahlström Institutet in Uppland.
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 their third album Skuggspel is just available now. They have also made a tune book with 22 of their own tunes with second voices and chords. Books and CDs will be available at the concert.