“… in the end, one runs out of superlatives to describe a performance which was so utterly complete”
“The sheer depth and volume of chords, and contrasting force of unison passages – in which Tim Lowe (cellist and director) took expressive lines for all they were worth – were startling. At the concert’s end the man sitting to my right said ‘I have never heard such wonderful playing. Another audience member made similar comments as we left…”
The 2017 Performers
Magnus is a founder member of the Aronowitz Ensemble. In addition to numerous studio recordings, broadcasts have included performances from the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls, the Sage Gateshead, and the Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and City of London Festivals
Martyn made his recital debut at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Prize Winners’ Recital Scheme. He was also invited to perform with principal players from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Milan and Rome. Previous seasons have included performances of the Brahms, Elgar, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky concertos, and a European tour with cellist Henri Demarquette encompassing venues such as the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus in Berlin and Les Invalides in Paris. As an orchestral musician, Martyn has frequently served as Assistant Concertmaster of the LSO, Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC SSO.