AR-Safe Haven Helsinki Resident Marina Kramarenko

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Marina Kramarenko, member of Safety Trio. Courtesy of Marina Kramarenko.

Marina Kramarenko is a Ukrainian jazz musician, composer, pianist, piano teacher and accompanist currently an AR-Resident in Helsinki. 

Kramarenko graduated from the R. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music in 1999 with a specialization in Jazz and Piano. She also received a Master’s degree in Musicology from the Ukrainian National Academy of Culture and Arts Management in 2017. 

Marina Kramarenko. Courtesy of the artist.


Currently, Kramarenko is a part of multiple music groups and projects, including Safety-Trio, where she is a composer, arranger and pianist, as well as the Steingears Tribute project, in which she plays the keyboard. She has also been a participant in the Tribute Sakamoto project, the “JAZZ BEZZ” festival, the “Jazz Koktebel” festival, and others. Aside from her own practice, she has been involved in recording music for movies, commercials, and as a session musician for music studios since 2000. 


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Marina Kramarenko is an Artists at Risk (AR) Resident at AR-Safe Haven Helsinki, after escaping Ukraine in May, 2022. The programme is co-funded by the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division. The AR-Network is coordinated by the AR-Secretariat co-funded Swedish Arts Council and curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM).