Pauli "Gwaur" Marttinen

Picture of meI am Pauli Marttinen. Music, and more precisely composing, is my passion in life. Right now I'm studying composition and theory at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, and as an instrumentalist I have a strong background with percussion instruments, horn and piano.

My composer portfolio is here.


I was born August 15th, 1989 in Kouvola, Finland. I grew up in a family of musicians where my father is a clarinetist and bassoonist, my mother a violinist, my brother a guitarist, and my other brother a drummer. Our household had many instruments, but I wasn't able to concentrate on a single one unlike my brothers, so I evolved into a multi-instrumentalist.

I started my actual music studies only at the age of 19, and I began to play the percussion instruments and horn. After a couple of years I was accepted to the Lahti Conservatory for professional percussion studies. Today I continue playing the horn as a hobby.

My dream is to become a composer for film and video games. I love Romantic symphonic music, and my favourite classical composers include Liszt, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff. My style is based on enrichened trichords, modality and folk ideas and instrument, and I seek for original melodies and enchanting orchestration.

For Finnish fans: teen myös nuotinkirjoitusta. Ota siis yhteyttä, mikäli tarvitset tietokoneella puhtaaksi kirjoitettuja nuotteja!

Interests besides music

Besides music, I love science, linguistics and world history. These combined have led me into such hobbies as building my own fantasy world and creating my own languages. I also watch movies and play video games, concentrating mainly on first person shooters.

Contact and music

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