Mery Kasiman

Born in Jakarta, November 29, 1982. Began to study piano at the age of 7 years, then continuing the classical piano at the Music Education Foundation under the guidance of Aning Katamsi and Sutikaryani Muktidarmi. Interested in non-classical piano, Mery then studied non-classical piano with Arya Andi Putra, Krisna Balagita and later learned improvisation under the guidance of Benny Likumahuwa and Andi Wiriantono. In 2005 Mery enrolled at the Indonesian Institute of Music Power with the guidance of the teaching team, among others Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsjah, Aksan Sjuman, Jelia Megawati Heru, and also some masterclass teachers including Masako Hamamura, Peter Scher, Denise Jannah, John Hondorp, and others.

In 2009 Mery completed her Master's program at “Institut Musik daya Indonesia”. Since 2010 Mery made several show projects with the ensemble format diverse, combining the concept of music with its own color. Mery's works are featured at various events such as Serambi Jazz, JavaJazz Festival, Ambon Jazz Festival, Locafore Jazz Festival, etc. Mery's work entitled "Glimpses" is featured at Teater Salihara, in the framework of the month of female artists in 2012. In November 2012 participated in the Indonesian Components Week at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, making music for the silent movie People On Sunday (1930) by Curt and Robert Siodmak. In December 2016 and then featuring original karbelarya with Big Band format in Jazz Hall West, Bandung Institute of Technology. Currently, in addition to being a session player, arranger, and orchestrator, Mery is also active as an Academic Director at Sjuman School of Music. Incorporated in band Aksan Sjuman and Committe of The Fest since 2010 and band POTRET since 2013.

In 2017, Mery collaborated with Atas Music (Mono Neurotic, Petra Sihombing, and Rizky Argadipraja) and working on a project entitled “Live with Heart” in collaboration with WOOP.id.