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After studies in Munich and Paris, Martina Silvester continued her training with courses in baroque flute, historical performance and improvisation.


As an orchestral musician, she has worked with distinguished conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Krzysztof Penderecki, Friedrich Haider, Shlomo Mintz, Pavel Klinichev, Markus Poschner and Ariel Zuckermann.

In 2009, together with pianist Susanna Klovsky, Martina Silvester formed Ensemble Clazzic: a jazz- classical crossover combination of flute, piano, double bass and percussion. Since 2011, she has been performing in a duo with harpist Helen Leitner. She also works regularly in Israel with the composer and pianist Uri Brener, and at home in Germany with pianist Nadine Schuster.

Martina Silvester has been a member of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now! Foundation, and has recorded frequently for television, radio and diverse CD projects. She particularly enjoys creating themed and interdisciplinary programmes.

Powerful stage presence is a notable feature of all her work, as is her desire that, through music, people be touched and moved.