Artists in the 2024 Season

Martin Beaver

Martin Beaver, violin

Martin Beaver was first violin of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet from June 2002 until its final concert in July 2013. As such, he appeared to critical and public acclaim on the major stages of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Sydney Opera House.

As a member of the Tokyo String Quartet, Mr. Beaver was privileged to perform on the 1727 Stradivarius violin from the “Paganini Quartet” set of instruments, on generous loan to the quartet from the Nippon Music Foundation. Recordings of the Tokyo String Quartet during his tenure notably include the complete Beethoven quartets on the Harmonia Mundi label.

Mr. Beaver is a regular guest at prominent festivals in North America and abroad. Among these are the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, and Pacific Music Festival in Japan.

Following his early studies with Claude Letourneau and Carlisle Wilson, Mr. Beaver was a pupil of Victor Danchenko, Josef Gingold, and Henryk Szeryng.

A devoted educator, Mr. Beaver has conducted master classes throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has held teaching positions at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the University of British Columbia, and the Peabody Conservatory. More recently, he served on the faculty of New York University and as artist-in-residence at the Yale School of Music, where he was awarded its highest honor, the Sanford Medal. He joined the faculty of the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in 2013 as Professor of Violin and served as Co-Director of String Chamber Music Studies from 2013–2018.

Mr. Beaver plays a 1789 Nicola Bergonzi violin.

Mihae Lee

piano and Artistic Director

Martin Beaver

violin

Steven Copes

violin

Emilie-Anne Gendron

violin

Laura Gilbert

flute

Randall Hodgkinson

piano

Brian Hong

viola

Michelle Kim

violin

Mihai Marica

cello

Todd Phillips

violin

Mathew Sinno

viola

Wendy Sutter

cello

Pavel Vinnitsky

clarinet

Peter Wiley

cello

Cong Wu

viola

Stephanie Zyzak

violin

 

 

 

Chestnut Hill Concerts
PO Box 183
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 488-8403
©2023

Mihae Lee

piano and Artistic Director

Martin Beaver

violin

Steven Copes

violin

Emilie-Anne Gendron

violin

Laura Gilbert

flute

Randall Hodgkinson

piano

Brian Hong

viola

Michelle Kim

violin

Mihai Marica

cello

Todd Phillips

violin

Mathew Sinno

viola

Wendy Sutter

cello

Pavel Vinnitsky

clarinet

Peter Wiley

cello

Cong Wu

viola

Stephanie Zyzak

violin

 

 

 

Chestnut Hill Concerts
P.O. Box 183
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 488-8403
©2023