Mihaela Martin (Violin)
Biography, Audio/Video, Photos, Discography, Concerto repertoire, Programmes

Biography

The Romanian-born artist Mihaela Martin is one of the most outstanding violin virtuosos of her generation. Her father gave her her first violin lessons when she was five years old. She later studied with Stefan Gheorghiu, a pupil of George Enescu and David Oistrakh.
At the age of 19, Mihaela Martin won second prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, which was followed by further main prizes in Montreal, Sion and Brussels. Being awarded first prize in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis launched her international career. She has performed with leading orchestras such as the BBC Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Kurt Masur, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Charles Dutoit and Neeme Järvi. In the past season Mihaela Martin not only performed as a soloist but also appeared at chamber music festivals in Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, France, Israel, Germany, Greece, Romania and Switzerland. Together with Daniel Austrich, Nobuko Imai and Frans Helmserson, she is a permanent member of the Michelangelo String Quartet, which she helped to found in 2003.
Mihaela Martin is a professor at University of Music in Cologne and at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva and gives masterclasses throughout the world. She is a regular jury member at important international competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), Indianapolis (USA), Enescu (Romania) and Tchaikovsky (Russia). Mihaela Martin plays a violin by J G Guadagnini that dates from 1748.

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Discography

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Concerto repertoire:

 

J. S. Bach:
– Concerto in E major – Concerto in a minor – Concerto in d minor (piano concerto transcribed for violin – Concerto for two violins in d minor – Brandenburg Concertos  –

 

L. v. Beethoven:
– Concerto in D major – Triple Concerto – Romance in G major – Romance in F major –

 

J.Brahms:
– Concerto in D major – Double Concerto for violin and cello –

 

B. Bartok:
– Concerto no.1 – Concerto no. 2 –

 

B. Britten:
– Concerto –

 

M. Bruch:
– Concerto in g minor – Concerto in d minor – Scottish Fantasy –

 

A. Berg:
– Concerto –

 

L. Bernstein:
– Serenade –

 

P. Bentoiu:
– Concerto –

 

A. Dvorak:
– Concerto –

 

E. Elgar:
– Concerto –

 

A. Glazunov:
– Concerto –

 

S. Gubaidulina:
– Offertorium –

 

J. Haydn:
– Concerto in C major – Concerto in G major –

 

Korngold:
– Concerto –

 

Khachaturian:
– Concerto – Concert Rhapsody –

 

E. Lalo:
– Symphonie espagnole –

 

W. A. Mozart:
– Concertos no.1-5 – Sinfonia concertante –

 

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy:
– Concerto in e minor – Concerto in d minor for violin and piano –

 

Nardini:
– Concerto in e minor –

 

C. Nielsen:
– Concerto –

 

S. Prokofiev:
– Concerto nr.1 in D major – Concerto no.2 in g minor –

 

N. Paganini:
– Concerto nr.1 in D major – Concerto no.2 in b minor –

 

I. Stravinski:
– Concerto –

 

R. Schumann:
– Concerto –

 

C. Saint-Saens:
– Concerto no.3 in b minor –

 

K. Szymanowski:
– Concerto no.1 –

 

D. Shostakovich:
– Concerto no.1 –

 

A. Schönberg:
– Concerto –

 

J. Sibelius:
– Concerto in d minor –

 

P. I. Tchaikovsky:
– Concerto in D major –

 

Vaughan-Williams:
– The Lark Ascending –

 

M. Tippett:
– Triple Concerto (violin,viola,cello) –

 

A.Vivaldi:
– The Seasons –

 

H. Vieuxtemps:

– Concerto no. 4 – Concerto no. 5 –

 

H. Wieniawski: 
– Concerto no.1 in f sharp minor – Concerto no.2 in d minor –  

Programs

 

Program 1 (with the pianist Elena Bashkirova)

F. Schubert

Sonatina in D major

G. Ustwolskaya

Sonata no.5 for piano

E. Ysaÿe

Sonata no.4 for solo violin

intermission

R. Schumann

3 Romances Op.94
Sonata no.1 in a minor Op.105

 

Program 2 (with the pianist Elena Bashkirova)

L.v. Beethoven

Sonata no.5, Op.24

G. Ustvolskaya

Sonata no.5 ( solo piano)

George Benjamin

3 Miniatures ( solo violin)

Intermission

Clara Schumann

Romances Op.22

F. Schubert

Rondo brillant in b minor

 

Program 3 

Mendelssohn, F.:
Sonata in F major (1838)

 

Stravinsky, I.:
Divertimento

Intermission

Enescu, G.:

Sonata no. 3

 

 

Program 4: 

 

Schumann, R.:
Fantasy Op. 131

 

Penderecki, K.:
Sonata no. 2 

 

Intermission 

 

Dvorak, A.:
Four romantic pieces 

 

Schubert, F:
Fantasy in D major, D934
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