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Melanie Martin

Viola

MMus * PG Dip * BMus (Hons)
ORCHESTRAL:
Professional
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • The Hallé
  • BBC Philharmonic – Extra List
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales – Extra List
  • CBSO – Extra List
  • The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra – Extra list
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Extra List
  • City of London Sinfonia – Extra List
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Swan
  • Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Soloists - Principal
  • Cardiff Bay Symphony and Chamber Orchestra – Principal
  • Sinfonia Cymru - Co-Principal
  • Southbank Sinfonia - Rotating Principal (2006)

Training
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra Side-by-side Scheme
  • BBC Concert Orchestra Side-by-side Scheme recording
  • National Musicians Symphony Orchestra – Principal
  • Seychelles International Festival Orchestra – Co-Principal
  • British Youth Opera
  • RCM Sinfionetta, Symphony & Chamber Orchestras – Principal
 COMMERCIAL:
  • Goldfrapp – BBC Electric Proms, Royal Albert Hall, Brixton Academy, Paris
  • Il Divo/Leona Lewis – Simon Cowell, ‘This is your life’
  • All Angels – UK tour
  • Dean Agur - CD
  • Lizzy Parks – CD Recording
  • LSO Live recordings




OUTREACH:
  • Orchestral & Composition Workshops – Quartet-in-Residence St. Mark’s RC School (2004 – current)
  • LPO Player Link Scheme – Gatehouse Primary School workshops
  • ‘Healing through the Arts Workshops’ – Quartet-in-Residence Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
  • Kingston University Symphony Orchestra Strings Coach
  • Orchestrate – musical team building programme
  • Classroom music teacher – The Roche School (2005-2008)

CHAMBER & SOLO:

  • Southbank Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble (Inc Lead Viola) – Wigmore Italy
  • Sonas Quartet – Founder Member (2000 – current) www.melaniemartinmusic.co.uk
  • Bacchus Quartet – Member (2004-2006)
  • Hoffmeister Viola Concerto – Southbank Sinfonia

EDUCATION:

  • Royal College of Music – BMus (Hons) 2:1 PGDip MMus (2000 – 2006)

Professors:
Ivo-Jan van der Werff
Vicci Wardman Brian Hawkins Peter Cole   Simon Rowland Jones
Jan Schlapp (Baroque) Annette Isserlis (Baroque)
Awards & Scholarships:
Roy Heartfield Scholarship
Stan Hodson Award Acordis Music Award Courtaulds Music Scholarship

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Instruments
Viola, Electric Viola

Ensembles
Sonas Quartet