A composition at its best has everything. The entire life in a single moment. This is how composer Sauli Zinovjev (1988) sees it.

Zinovjev composes music that conveys vast emotions. The kind of music which also made him a composer.

Until the age of sixteen, he played in a rock band. Practised the guitar and skateboarded. Then he saw a clip online with György Cziffra performing Liszt.

“It was as if wallpaper had been torn off the wall revealing a window to an open landscape. The euphoria and the virtuoso performance left a fanatic impression on me. To have the ability to inject so much art into a single moment. The entire spectrum of life.”

Zinovjev uses classical music to make his view of the world intelligible. To convey it – life – to others.

“In art no rules exist. Any musical idea may be preceeded and followed by anything.”
Sauli Zinovjev in Rondo 2/2017


“Zinovjev’s music is characterized by an intensity that is unusually strong, and there is also a developed melodic dimension that is almost rare among colleagues.” Wilhelm Kvist, HBL

“Sauli Zinovjev’s orchestral music expresses deep feelings with slow and powerfull moves.” Auli Särkiö-Pitkänen, Rondo

“Sauli Zinovjev is exceptionally gifted composer […] The music is vital, fresh, beautiful -and loaded with significance.” Harri Hautala, Aamulehti