RAIT KARM (b 1972 )
Rait Karm (b.1972) began his studies on the piano in Tallinn Music School, Estonia, where he studied with Professors E. Saviauk and I. Ilja. In 1991, he commenced studies at the Sibelius Academy with professors L. Pohjola, V. Berzon and S. Novikov, graduating from the Academy in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Music. Karm pursued postgraduate studies in Lied and Chamber Music at the Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance. He has been awarded prizes in competitions for young pianists in Czechoslovakia and Estonia.
Karm has performed widely as a soloist, chamber musician, entertainment and Lied pianist in Finland, Estonia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hungary Czech Republic and the USA. He has worked with a number of artists including Johanna Rusanen, Helena Juntunen, Pille Lill, Marion Melnik, Angelika Klas, Heli Veskus, Petteri Iivonen, Jussi Makkonen, and Sami Junnonen. Sponsors in recent years include The Foundation for Finnish Art Music, the Estonia Foundation, the Paulo Foundation and the Wihuri Foundation. Karm is a founding partner of the music agency Music Nova (www.musicnova.fi) and is currently its Artistic Director.