Named “the Celine Dion of classical” by The Huffington Post, world-class Canadian pianist Marika Bournaki is known for the combination of her effervescent youth and innovative approach to her art. Her evolution into an esteemed performer was documented by Bobbi Jo Hart, from the age of 12 to 20, in the multi-award-winning feature-length documentary “I Am Not A Rock Star", a huge success at multiple international film festivals, and the winner of two Canadian Academy Awards. It has been seen in Greece (ERT), The Netherlands (NTS), Norway (NRK), Sweden (SVT) the United Kingdom (BBC4), Australia (SBS), New Zealand (Sky), and others. She appears frequently as a soloist, as a duo with partner cellist Julian Schwarz, and is a founding member of The Mile-End Trio with Julian Schwarz and violinist Jeffrey Multer. Marika holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where her principal teachers were Yoheved Kaplinsky and Matti Raekallio.
She lives in New York City and is represented by Parker Artists and Wild Kat PR. Marika is looking forward to her third summer at EMF. www.marikabournaki.com