Martin Beaver


Martin Beaver
Martin Beaver was First Violin of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet from 2002 to 2013. As such, heappeared to critical and public acclaim on the major concert stages of the world including Carnegie Hall inNew York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Sydney Opera House. Concerto and recital appearances havetaken him to the Americas, Europe and Asia with orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony,l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, the Montreal Symphony and the Sapporo Symphony and withconductors including Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Raymond Leppard and Charles Dutoit. Chamber musiccollaborations include artists such as Leon Fleisher, Lynn Harrell, and Pinchas Zukerman. Mr. Beaver is afounding member of the recently-formed Montrose Trio with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and cellist CliveGreensmith. Mr. Beaver studied with Victor Danchenko, Josef Gingold and Henryk Szeryng. A laureate ofthe Queen Elisabeth, Montreal and Indianapolis Competitions, he has subsequently served on juries ofmajor international violin and chamber music competitions. Mr. Beaver has conducted masterclasses onfive continents. He has held teaching positions at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the University of BritishColumbia, Peabody Conservatory and New York University. More recently, he was Artist in Residence atthe Yale School of Music and is presently on the faculty of the Colburn School in Los Angeles teachingviolin and co-directing string chamber music. Mr. Beaver plays a 1789 Nicola Bergonzi violin.

(As of June 2016)