Curriculum vitae

After studies in Munich (Prof. Henkel-Adorján – flute; Prof. Schwaabe – piccolo) and Paris (Prof. Artaud & Prof. Kim – flute) , Martina Silvester continued her training with courses in baroque flute (Prof. Schmidt-Casdorff), historical performance and improvisation.

As an orchestral musician, she has worked with many renowned orchestras in various countries and with distinguished conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Penderecki, Friedrich Haider, Shlomo Mintz, Pavel Klinichev and Markus Poschner. In addition to her work as an orchestral musician, Martina also enjoys performing as a soloist with various chamber orchestras such as the Munich Bach Orchestra.

In 2009, together with the pianist Susanna Klovsky, she founded the “Ensemble Clazzic“: a jazz-classical crossover with flute, piano, double bass and percussion. Since 2014 she has been performing as “Duo Naiades” with the harpist Feodora-Johanna Mandel. She also works regularly in Israel with the composer and pianist Uri Brener. In 2022 Martina Silvester founded the “Trio Leilani” together with the violinist Nina Takai and the cellist Katerina Giannitsioti.

In 2017 Martina Silvester made her Japan debut as a soloist together with the Munich Bach Orchestra and performed in prestigious concert halls such as the “Tokyo Opera City Hall” and the “Izumi Hall Osaka”.

Martina Silvester is prizewinner of the 24th “Osaka International Music Competition” in the woodwind category.

A powerful stage presence is a notable feature of all of Martina’s work as is her desire to touch and move people through music.

Martina Silvester is endorser for the Japanese flute company . She plays a 14K gold flute of the model series type 7.

Martina is passionate about creating themed and interdisciplinary programs.

In addition to her work as an orchestral and chamber musician, Martina Silvester conceives and moderates concerts for children and is active as an author.

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 is also regularly invited to festivals such as the Porto Heli Festival in Greece and the “History, Music and Memory Festival” in Israel.

The charismatic and versatile flutist is also known for her educational skills and teaches numerous master classes at home and abroad.

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