Mihaela Martin violinist

About Mihaela


Romanian-born artist Mihaela Martin is one of the most outstanding violin virtuosos of her generation, her playing displaying a chameleon-like versatility of musical expression. Following her prize-winning appearances in the Tchaikovsky, Montreal, Sion and Brussels competitions, Mihaela’s gold medal performance at the Indianapolis Violin Competition launched her international career.

Equally at home as a soloist with orchestra and as a chamber music performer, Mihaela’s performances in season 2023-24 include performances with Bucharest Philharmonic, Staatsorchester Hamburg, Berlin Academy for American Music, appearances at the Verbier Festival, Enescu Festival, Budapest Academy Festival, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Kronberg Festival, Santander Festival, Ravinia Festival, Suntory Hall

She has performed with leading orchestras such as the BBC Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Manfred Honeck, Andrew Davis, Andrew Litton, Gabor Takacs, Thierry Fischer, Thomas Sanderling, Constantine Orbelian, Nicholaus Harnoncourt, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Neeme Järvi and Paavo Järvi.

Chamber music has a very important place in Mihaela’s life. In addition to participating in many chamber music festivals, she is a founding member of the Michelangelo String Quartet with whom she has performed in Carnegie Hall, Boulez Hall-Berlin, Wigmore Hall-London, Library of Congress, Concertgebouw, and Theatre de Champs Élysée.

Since 2017 she is artistic director of the Rolandseck/Bad Honnef Chamber Music Festival and frequently collaborates with musicians Daniel Barenboim, Sergei Babayan, Lera Auerbach, Krill Gerstein, Denis Kozhukhin, Sharon Kam, Nobuko Imai and Gabor Takacs.

Mihaela Martin is a professor at University of Music in Cologne, at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin and at the Kronberg Academy. She gives masterclasses throughout the world and is a regular jury member at important international competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), Indianapolis (USA), Concours Musical (Canada), Enescu (Romania) and Tchaikovsky (Russia).

Mihaela Martin plays a violin by J.B. Guadagnini that dates from 1748.

Upcoming Events


9-19. 7. 2024
Festival and Masterclasses
Santander, Spain
Santander Encuentro Festival
21. 7. 2024
Chamber music
Pietrasanta Festival

Michelangelo String Quartet

6-11. 8. 2024
Chamber Music Festival Koblenz
21-30. 8. 2024
Villecroze Academy
1-5. 9. 2024
Jerusalem Chamber music festival
6-17. 9. 2024
G.Enescu International Violin Competition
Soon there will be more events.



Latest Release


Khachaturian: Concerto-Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra

Mihaela Martin, violin
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Theodore Kuchar, conductor

Aram Khachaturian:
Violin Concerto in D minor
Concerto-Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
LISTEN – Concerto-Rhapsody

Concertos & Recitals




R. Douglas Sheldon – Manager for North and South America



Mihai Constantinescu – Artistic advisor

+40 744 534 805