Pianist Risto-Matti Marin has formed a meaningful musical whole out of five works, all recorded for the first time, by four contemporary composers living in Finland. Marin’s interpretation of Hämeeniemi’s Le Trastevere Variazioni, inspired by Frescobaldi, is delicate. His qualities as fearless virtuoso become most apparent in Juho Miettinen’s (b. 1978) Piano Sonata No. 1 (”Sixth Sense, 2009/2014) and Matei Gheorghiu’s (b. 1984) Piano Sonata No. 3 (2016)

Anna Pulkkis, FMQ 5.12.2018