Internationally acclaimed flautist Marya Martin has enjoyed a musical career of remarkable breadth and achievement, gracefully balancing the rôles of chamber musician, festival director, soloist, teacher, and supporter of musical institutions. She has performed throughout the world in such halls as London’s Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Casals Hall in Tokyo, and other venues in Paris, New Zealand, and Australia.
A native of New Zealand, Marya Martin is the only flautist ever to win top prizes in the Naumberg Competition, Munich International Competition, Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition, Concert Artists Guild Competition, and Young Concert Artists International Competition. She made her New York début in 1980 and has since appeared as a soloist with major orchestras throughout the United States and at leading summer music festivals and chamber music series. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, a month-long festival involving forty musicians from all over the world, now celebrating its 26th season. She has been a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music since 1996.