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April Martin

First Violin

April Martin

biography

April Martin, violinist, is excited to be joining the First Violin section of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Originally from Denver, April was an active part of the musical community there, performing with the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Up Close and Musical, the St. Mary Baroque Orchestra, and as a substitute violinist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She has degrees from the Lamont School of Music (University of Denver) and recently completed a D.M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her teachers have included James Maurer, Lina Bahn, and Andres Cardenes.

In addition to performing, April enjoys teaching and currently maintains a private studio and string classes at the Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy. She is also an accomplished pianist and has maintained an active accompanying career.

About April Martin

Joined the Spokane Symphony:  Fall 2014

Hometown:  Denver, CO

Schools:  Lamont School of Music (University of Denver), University of Colorado at Boulder 

Started music:  My mom started me on Suzuki violin when I was 3. 

Musical Inspirations:  Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Hilary Hahn, and Andres Cardenes.

Favorite Composers:  Bach, Brahms, and Debussy.

Favorite works featuring violin:  Brahms Violin Concerto, Bach Chaconne.

Hobbies:  Sewing, quilting, baking.

Volunteer:  Plays music at church.

Books I like:  Bible

Favorite bands or performers:  Hilary Hahn, Gil Shaham, Yo Yo Ma, and Murray Perahia.

Favorite things about Spokane:  Riverfront Park

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