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BIOGRAPHY

Marite Männi is an Estonian solo and collaborative pianist, praised for her ‘characterful, positively energized and thoroughly musical’ playing  (Sirp, 2019). Her journey has been marked by giving performances across Germany, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, and Mauritius, with a programme varying from orchestral concerts to solo performances. Working with singers has a special place in her concert activities. 

Marite Männi was born in Tallinn, Estonia. She completed her bachelor's degree at the Estonian Academy of Music (EMTA) with Prof. Peep Lassmann and her master's degree in Frankfurt (HfMDK) with Prof. Alexej Gorlatch, Einav Yarden, Christopher Park and Dmitry Ablogin. Furthermore she has received additional valuable guidances in masterclasses with Leif Ove Andsens, Christian Hadland, Sophia Rahman, Alexander Kobrin, Hedayet Djeddikar, Thilo Dahlmann. 

Marite is passionate about finding ways to make concerts, music education accessible to a broader audience. In 2022 she was elected to be part of the TONALi Academy in Hamburg that aims its focus towards innovative and experimental concert design. Marite has conducted family concerts in the frame of Tallinn Chamber Music Festival. “(...) Maano Männi and Marite Männi's stories about the instruments created a cozy and fun atmosphere at the concert. Marite Männi brought the event together in her charming manner.” Theatre.Music.Cinema, 2022  

​Over the years, Marite has received various scholarships, such as the Deutschlandstipendium, the arteMusica Foundation and the "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now e.V." together with her Duo Partner Lara Rieken. She is currently studying for a Master's degree in Lied Accompaniment at the HMDK Stuttgart with Prof. Götz Payer.

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