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Sauli Zinovjev

Born in Lahti, Finland, Sauli Zinovjev (b. 1988) has studied composition at the Sibelius Academy since 2010, under Tapio Nevanlinna, and spent the 2013/2014 semester in Karlsruhe, Germany studying at the HfM-Karlsruhe with Wolfgang Rihm. Works by Zinovjev have been performed by the Uusinta chamber ensemble, the Norwegian Neon Ensemble, the Danish Esbjerg Ensemble and others. In summer 2014 works by him were performed by the Ensemble Recherche at the Viitasaari Time of Music festival in Finland, at the UNM festival in Malmö, Sweden and by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra at its Summer Sounds festival in Porvoo, Finland.

Before entering the Sibelius Academy, Sauli Zinovjev completed a degree in performing arts (majoring in the piano) with Tuomas Mali at the Lahti Conservatory. His studies have been assisted by grants from the Päijät-Häme Regional Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.