Marius van Paassen studied psychology in Amsterdam for two years. After that he started his study as a classical pianist in Amsterdam. After his solo exams (with distinction) he started to give concerts, making many recordings and CDs. The World Wildlife Fund used one of his CDs (The animal in 20th century piano music) in a campaign. After his debut in the Concertgebouw with Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No. 1, he appeared many times with the orchestras in The Netherlands and abroad. In the late eighties Van Paassen started playing his own compositions on recitals. several broadcasters have recorded his piano pieces. A recording of the VPRO was released as a live-CD at Attacca: “The Amsterdam recital, a live registration”.