Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Martin Stoner
|Attracting the attention of Jascha Heifetz and Yehudi Menuhin with solo performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco, violinist Martin Stoner studied at the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Ivan Galamian, and later with David Nadien, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. As a soloist, Stoner has given numerous recitals across the USA, including appearances in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. His solo radio appearances have included National Public Radio, WQXR in New York, WFMT in Chicago, and Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul.
Stoner made his London debut in 1990 and his New York debut in 1993. Stoner recently won the Artists International Competition in New York which entitled him to a solo recital appearance in New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall. While infusing the repertoire with a personal style and singular sound, Stoner has delighted audiences with imaginative programming and vibrant technique.
Musica Bella concerts: October 24, 2004; March 13, 2005; October 30, 2005