Mihaela Martin is one of the most outstanding violin virtuosos of her generation. She began studies with her father when she was five years old, and later studied with Stefan Gheorghiu, a pupil of George Enescu and David Oistrakh.
At the age of 19, Ms. Martin won second prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, which was followed by further main prizes in Montreal, Sion and Brussels. Her first prize award in the inaugural year of 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 Montréal 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, 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 Helmerson, she is a permanent member of the Michelangelo String Quartet, which she helped found in 2003.
Mihaela Martin is a professor at the University of Music in Cologne and at the Barenboim-Said Academy Berlin and gives masterclasses throughout the world. She is a regular jury member at major international competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), Indianapolis (USA), Enescu (Romania) and Tchaikovsky (Russia). Mihaela Martin has been a member of the Kronberg Academy faculty since 2013. She plays a violin by J. G. Guadagnini that dates from 1748.