Martin Beaver
Canada, °1967
 
VIOLIN 1993 : Fourth Prize
The Canadian violinist Martin Beaver was a member of the Tokyo String Quartet from 2002 to 2012. In addition, his career as a soloist has taken him to every corner of the world, with, among others, the San Francisco Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, and the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, under conductors such as Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Raymond Leppard, Gilbert Varga, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. In chamber music, he has appeared alongside Leon Fleisher, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, Sabine Meyer, and Yefim Bronfman. Martin Beaver studied under Claude Letourneau, Carlisle Wilson, Victor Danchenko, Josef Gingold, and Henryk Szeryng. A laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1993, he has also won prizes at the Indianapolis and Montreal international competitions and has made a number of recordings for René Gailly, Naim Audio, Naxos, Biddulph, Toccata Classics, SM 5000, and Harmonia Mundi. He has served on the juries of a number of competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth Competition and the Montreal, Osaka, and Melbourne competitions. Martin Beaver has taught at the Peabody Conservatory and New York University, among other institutions, and has been an artist in residence at the Yale School of Music, where he was awarded the Sanford Medal. He currently teaches at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.
Audio
Program
Final (04/06/1993)
Piet Swerts Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Maurice Ravel Sonata in G major
Johannes Brahms Concerto in D major op. 77
Martin Beaver, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Ronald Zollman
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist
Semi-final (20/05/1993)
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E minor op. 27/4
Paul-Baudouin Michel Alternanza
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218
Nathan Milstein Paganiniana
Ernest Chausson Poème op. 25
Martin Beaver, violin
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H.M. Queen Mathilde
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