Martin Vinje is a keyboard-player from Norway currently residing in Copenhagen. Martin holds a BA in Jazz performance from the Grieg Academy in Bergen.

During his degree he exchanged one year to Hochschule fur Musik Luzern in Switzerland. There he worked with musicians such as Elena Szirmai, Chris Wiesendanger, Christoff Stiefel and Gerry Hemingway. He also took composition and arranging classes with the world class arranger Ed Partyka who teaches at the University of Graz in Austria.

In August 2016 Martin traveled to New York and had lessons with brasilian pianist Leo Genovese (who plays regularly with Esperanza Spalding), Taylor Eigsti and Aaron Parks (who among other groups play in the band James Farm with Joshua Redman, Matt Penman and Eric Harland).

Martin has also started a MA in Historically Informed Performance (HIP) at the Grieg Academy, with harpsichord as his main instrument. Hans Knut Sveen (Barokksolistene) and Jostein Gundersen (Currentes) was his supervisors.

Martin is a versatile musician who feels at home in many different genres. After finishing his studies he got asked to play with the norwegian artist Sigrid. He is currently working as her musical director taking care of sound-design, programming and the general outline of her live-show as well as playing keyboards in her band.

Martin holds endorsement deals with Clavia, Dave Smith Instruments and Roland Norge.

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