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Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin, baroque violin

Catherine Martin read music at St. Anne's College, Oxford, and studied for two years as a post-graduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Advanced Solo Studies course.

Now specialising in performance on period instruments, Catherine is the leader of the Gabrieli Consort and Players and the orchestra of the Early Opera Company, and has also appeared as guest leader of The English Concert and Florilegium.

In demand as violin soloist and director, in the last year Catherine has directed concerts with Barokkanerne, Oslo and the Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra as well as collaborations with amateur and student orchestras on both baroque and modern instruments.

Catherine is a member of the Salomon String Quartet, exploring music of the Classical period from Haydn to Mendelssohn. She appears on many recordings, including for Deutsche Grammophon with The Gabrieli Consort and Players, EMI with Ensemble Galant, and Chandos with I Fagiolini.