Martyn Jackson
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Member Since: December 2, 2005
Last Visit:November 7, 2013
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Martyn Jackson

British violinist Martyn Jackson was born in 1988 and has performed as a solo artist and chamber musician throughout the UK, much of Europe and the Middle East. The 2011-12 season has included performances of the Brahms,ndelssohn, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky Concertos as well as various recitals throughout Europe and chamber music performances in the Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin and Les Invalides in Paris. Forthcoming engagements include performances of the Brahms, Elgar, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky Concertos.

Last autumn he made his recital debut at the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room as part of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund's Prizewinners Recital Scheme. He was also invited to perform chamber music with principal players from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Milan and Rome. Martyn is a selected artist on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme 2013 and is a Concordia Foundation Artist. As an orchestral musician, Martyn has frequently served as Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra and BBC SSO. Martyn is leader of the Cavaleri String Quartet with whom he shall make his debut this year at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schubertiade Festival and Vienna Musikverein, as well as a tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Martyn frequently attends many International Masterclasses and Festivals and in the past he has taken part in the International Musicians' Seminar Prussia Cove, Lac Leman Music Masterclasses, Keshet Eilon International Violin Mastercoure, Cully Classique, Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander and The Lake District Summer Music Academy. He has also received masterclasses from Zakhar Bron,Vadim Gluzman, Ida Haendel, Mihaela Martin, Shlomo Mintz, Hagai Shaham and Pavel Vernikov.

Martyn currently studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin with Professor Stephan Picard and is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London where he studied with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky.

He performs on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume kindly on loan to him from Frau Angela Schmeink.

“One of the most exceptionally gifted violinists I have ever encountered.” Ida Haendel.