Having completed 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 played with many renowned orchestras in various countries and has worked with distinguished conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Penderecki, Friedrich Haider, Shlomo Mintz, Pavel Klinichev, Markus Poschner and Ariel Zuckermann. Alongside her orchestral musician work, she enjoys playing as a soloist with different chamber orchestras such as the Munich Bach Orchestra.
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 2014 she has been performing with harpist Feodora Johanna Mandel as 'Duo Naiades'. She also works regularly in Israel with the composer and pianist Uri Brener, and at home in Germany with pianist Masha Dimitrieva. In 2018 Martina Silvester founded the 'Trio Leilani' together with the pianist Stéphanie Elbaz and the cellist Katerina Giannitsioti.
In 2017 she made her Japanese debut as a soloist with the Munich Bach Orchestra at the prestigious 'Tokyo Opera City Hall' and 'Osaka Izumi Hall'.
Martina Silvester performs on a 14k Miyazawa flute and is an endorser of Miyazawa.
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. Martina Silvester performs regularly at well known festivals and particularly enjoys creating themed and interdisciplinary programs.
This charismatic and versatile flutist is also known for her teaching skill and gives numerous master classes at home and abroad.
A powerful stage presence is a notable feature of all of her work as is her desire that, through music, people are touched and moved.