Marion Strandberg began her music studies at the age of 4 and continued in Tallinn Music High School where she started to study flute. In 2013 she finished her bachelor’s degree in Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (prof Aldo Baerten) and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EMTA) (docent Raivo Peäske). Currently she’s doing her master’s in EMTA (docent Mihkel Peäske).
She has been a laureate in many competitions as a soloist and also with different ensembles/orchestras, for example III prize in “Young flutist” (Riga, 2008) and II prize in national competition for young wind players (2009). Marion has played as a soloist with the City Orchestra of Pärnu, joint-orchestra of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and symphony orchestra of Tallinn Music High School. In 2011 she won the EMTA internal competition in search for soloists, so she had a concert with the symphony orchestra of EMTA conducted by Maestro Tõnu Kaljuste.
Marion has participated in several masterclasses, including William Bennett, Felix Renggli, Kersten McCall, Emily Beynon, Pirmin Grehl, Sarah Jackson, Paul-Edmund Davies, Jean-Michel Tanguy, Wally Hase, Matti Helin etc.
In the past few years Marion has begun to play more contemporary music – she has participated in several premieres of young and contemporary composers’ pieces and played in contemporary music and improvisation ensembles – for example in February 2014 she played in a contemporary opera “It is getting so dark” by Helena Tulve. Since 2014 I’m a member of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) and also take part in projects with Estonian Youth Symphony Orchestra and wind quintet Estica.