The violist Lois Martin is originally from York, Penna. After graduating from the Eastman School of Music, she moved to New York for graduate studies at The Juilliard School. She is a founding member of the Atlantic String Quartet, which is dedicated to the performance of newly written compositions. Her continuing commitment to contemporary music includes performances with the Group for Contemporary Music, the ISCM Chamber Players, the Ensemble Sospeso, Ensemble 21, the New York New Music Ensemble, Speculum Musicae, the Composers’ Guild, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Composers Forum and Steve Reich and Musicians. Currently, she is principal violist for the Stamford Symphony, OK Mozart Festival and The Little Orchestra Society, and is a member of the Orchestra of St Luke’s. She is also on the faculty of the Composers Conference at Wellesley College and has taught at Princeton University. Throughout her career, she has recorded more than sixty chamber music pieces in many different genres including the GRAMMY® Award-winning CD Wide Angels, with Michael Brecker.