Jasmin Fors (born 1972) has from a young age enjoyed spending her time with music and visual art. Nowadays she is working as a pianist and teacher, occasionally also as a painter specializing in portraits.


She took her first piano lessons at the age of five at the Kotka Region Music Institute, attended the piano class of Rauno Jussila at the Lahti Conservatory and completed her studies at the Sibelius Academy with Jussi Siirala and Matti Raekallio, graduating in 2007. She has also attended masterclasses given by Konstantin Bogino, Liisa Pohjola, Erik T. Tawaststjerna and Peter Toperczer .

Jasmin Fors has composed and recorded new Finnish repertoire for pianists. Her ”Four Pastiches for Piano” published in 2004 is a collection of studies in Romantic, Impressionist and Late Romantic styles. ”Piano Blend 2010” and ”Piano Blend 2013” are collections containing new Finnish piano pieces, including her work ”Arpeggiata” (2012). These books are all published by Uusinta Publishing and are accompanied by a CD of the pieces played by her as an aid to students.

Jasmin Fors has studied art history and examined works of different artists on numerous trips both in Finland and abroad. She has been drawing and painting commissions since 2006 – portraits of subjects ranging from children to adults and historical salon portraits in the ”Grand Manner”. Nature, its flora and fauna, has also found its way onto her canvases and paper. In autumn 2011 she spent two months working in Paris.

Jasmin Fors has also given talks and workshops combining music and art for young students.

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