Mari Kotskyy is a New York-based award-winning composer, arranger and pianist, originally from Hokkaido, Japan. Her works have been performed throughout Asia, North America, and Europe.
Mari released her first piano album “Rest” in 2018. The album features relaxing piano sounds that take the listener through Mari’s life experiences. Her piano work “Snowfall” received a prize from the international composition competition “The contemporary piano 2019” in Greece. Her another piano work “Migrating Birds” was selected by RMN classical in United Kingdom. The work is included in the piano album “Modern Music for Piano 2,” released in 2019. Mari’s choral piece “I Sing of a Maiden” was selected by Ablaze Records to be performed by CORO VOLANTE and lead by Brett Scott of Cincinnati, OH. The recording of the piece will be included in the new album “New Choral Voices Vol. 5,” to be released in 2020.
Mari studied at Sapporo Otani College in Hokkaido, Japan, majoring in Music Education. In her third year of college, she joined the piano faculty of Yamaha School of Music. She also performed frequently both as a soloist and an accompanist. Recently she studied composition at The Juilliard School Evening Division under the guidance of Conrad Cummings. She continues her studies at the Berklee Online majoring in Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games.