Marina Satti is a classical piano, advanced music theory, classical singing and acting graduate, as well as a scholar of the internationally renowned Berklee College of Music, where she studied orchestration, production and jazz music alongside Danilo Perez and Jamie Haddad among others.
She is a singer, songwriter, music producer and performer who is difficult to classify artistically, having developed an idiosyncratic, personal sound that combines the different musical traditions she grew up with, such as Greek, Arabic and Balkan.
She has represented Greece in the European Jazz Orchestra (EBU) performing works by Peter Herbolzheimer, sung at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC with the World Jazz Nonet and participated in the a cappella vocal group The Singing Tribe in collaboration with Bobby McFerrin.
Heralded as an ambassador of the Greek and Balkan scene by the European media, she marries traditional music with pop, both classical and contemporary.
Her performances at both the Athens Concert Hall, the Greek National Opera and festivals in the highlands of Crete show her artistic complexity; being pop, ethnic and mainstream, just as easily as lyrical, urban and traditional.
In 2017, she topped the charts with the single “Mantissa”, while shortly afterwards the audience welcomed “Ponos Kryfos”(Hidden Pain), which premiered on the German COLORS (first time for a Greek artist), taking another first on the NOWNESS platform, which first featured her excellent video clip for the traditional tune “Giati Pouli m'”(Why my bird?).
In 2017 she also founded CHÓRES [ˈkɔɾɛs], an all-female choral ensemble consisting of more than 150 women aged 15-60, of which she maintains the artistic direction. This nursery aims to preserve and promote the wealth of Greek tradition, but also to create an original musical repertoire and performances in collaboration with contemporary artists, while reviving the sound of folk and traditional songs fused with contemporary sounds and aesthetics in a unique way.
In May 2022 she released her first full-length solo album YENNA, while in 2023 she experimented by delivering the short documentary FLABOURO and TUCUTUM, a commentary song on Balkan trap, which became the viral song of the summer.