Marius Peterson

Marius Peterson (born in 1973, Tallinn). Graduated as a drama actor from the theatre faculty of the Estonian Insitute of Humanities as a student of Tõnis Rätsep, Juhan Viiding and Lembit Peterson (1997). Founding member of Tallinn-based studio theatre Theatrum (1994), actor, director and translator, sound designer of many theatre productions. Some of his major roles: Mozart (Pushkin's Mozart and Salieri 1997), Pélleas (Maeterlinck's Pélleas and Mélisande 1998), Juggler (Bernhard's The Force of Habit 1998) Hamlet (Shakespeare's Hamlet 2003), Reilly (Eliot's The Cocktail Party 2006), Basin (Grishkovets' The City 2008), Philinte (Molière's The Misantrophe 2011). For the role of Basin, he won the annual Estonian Theatre Award for Best Actor. Director of: Ionesco's The Bald Soprano (2002) and Rhinoceros (2011), Gombrowicz' Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy (2005), Anouilh's Restless Heart (2008).
Since 1987 has been active in the liturgical and early music ensemble Linnamuusikud (dir. Taivo Niitvägi), given hundreds of concerts in Europe and Russia. Over the years has collaborated with musicians such as Marcin Bornus-Szczycinski, Marcel Péres, Dominique Vellard, Andrei Kotov, etc. Together with Schola of the Wegajty Theatre (Poland), dedicated to liturgical drama and music, performs the role of Jesus in Ludus Passionis (Carmina Burana ms., XI-XIII c.) and the role of Darius in Ludus Danielis (Fleury Playbook, XIII c.). Since 2008 he sings with Graindelavoix (Belgium). For the last five years has regularly contributed to Klassikaraadio, radio station of Estonian Public Broadcasting. In 2009 received the President of the Republic of Estonia Young Cultural Figure Award and the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. For facilitating cultural relations between Poland and Estonia, in 2005 was awarded the Silver Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland.