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CRISTIAN MARINA was born in 1965 in Cluj, Romania, where he received his basic musical training, as a cello player

at the School of Music and in composition at the "Gh. Dima" Music Academy, with Cornel Taranu.

Since 1987 he has been living in Sweden, where he completed his studies in composition at the Royal Music College

in Gothenburg and Stockholm, with Magnus Lindberg and Sven-David Sandström a.o. 

He attended the "Academie d'été" - IRCAM, Paris 1995, with Luca Francesconi and the "Accademia Chigiana",

Siena 1996, with Franco Donatoni. 

He also studied with Miklos Marós and he attended courses with Brian Ferneyhough, Philippe Manoury a.o. 

His music, which covers almost all genres, has been performed at concerts and festivals, as well as broadcast world wide.

His works were performed at the ISCM-World Music Days: in Hong Kong, China, 2002 and 2007, Slovenia 2003

and Croatia, 2005 and 2011.

His scores have been published by Edition Suecia and his works have been recorded on CD by Phono Suecia,

Fylkingen Records (Sweden), 7 Dreams Records (Romania) as well as Edition LGNM (Luxembourg).


His work  Four on Five has been selected as a recommended work at the International Rostrum of Composers 2016.

His works have been performed by a.o.


Cristian Marina is a member of the Swedish Composers' Society (FST), the Swedish section of the International Society

of Contemporary Music (ISCM) (chairman 2001-2004) and the Swedish contemporary music societies Samtida Musik and Fylkingen.