Marja Inkinen Engström


Högskolan för scen och
Fågelsången 1
41256 Göteborg
Box 210
40530 Göteborg

Om Marja Inkinen Engström

Marja Inkinen Engström​, born in Helsinki,Finland, is principal violin 2 in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra since 1998.
She teaches violin, orchestra playing and chamber music since 2002 at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg.

Marja appears as a violin teacher /coach/ instructor in various courses for young people. Marja is also a member of the Göteborg Baroque.
Before moving to Sweden in 1998 she was a member of AVANTI!-chamber orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta in Finland.

Marja Inkinen Engström has studied violin playing at Sibelius-Academy with prof. Tuomas Haapanen and graduated there with Masters degree. She also holds a solo diploma and violin pedagogue diploma from Utrechts Conservatorium, Holland, where she studied with prof. Viktor Liberman and prof. Keiko Wataya for 6 years.

She has also studied privately with prof. Sandor Végh in Salzburg, Lenk and Prussia Cove, with prof. Chaim Taub in Tel Aviv and prof. Mi-kyung Lee in Berlin. These incredible violinists and beautiful musicians have influenced her playing and teaching greatly and given her a very special violin tradition and passion for music to give further.

As a principal in Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Marja has had a great pleasure to perform several times as a soloist with GSO and chamber musician with international artists including among others Lynn Harrell, Christian Zacharias, Brett Dean and Daniel Müller-Scott.She has also played as a soloist in Finland, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Greece.

Marja plays on a Francesco Ruggieri violin from 1668 which is kindly on loan from Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.