Martina Biondi

Martina Biondi is one of the most promising Italian young cellists. At 17 years old she debuted as soloist with an orchestra performing Schumann’s concert. Since then she is regularly invited to important musical stages such as: Ravello Festival, Serate Musicali di Milano, Festival Internazionale Alfredo Piatti, Teatro di Tradizione A.Rendano, Associazione musicale M. Quintieri, Mendelssohn Remise di Berlino, Berlin Philharmonie, Piano Salon Christophori, Aurora Chamber Festival, Appassionata associazione musicale and Asolo festival.

Born to a family of musicians, Martina began her musical studies at four years old. When she was only seventeen she graduated from the Conservatorio Stanislao Giacomantonio with the highest grades. In 2014 she continued to work with Giovanni Sollima at Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia achieving the highest grades. Later she continued her studies with Antonio Meneses at the Accademia Stauffer and with Peter Bruns at the Hochschule für Musik “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig. In 2016 she moved to Berlin to continue her Master’s studies at the prestigious Hochschule Hanns Eisler of Berlin with Nicolas Altstaedt
Her education was enriched thanks to Masterclasses held by Jens Peter Maintz (Cello Akademie Rutesheim), Antonio Meneses (Accademia Chigiana), Gary Hoffmann in the renowned Kronberg Academy, Franz Helmerson…
Martina is the winner of international Prizes including the Pirazzi Stiftung Prize, Frankfurt; outright first prize “Premio Crescendo” including also the Prize for Best Performance of Suite for Cello Solo by Cassadó; second Prize Francesco Geminiani and semi-finalist in the Antonio Janigro Competition.
Among the prestigious events, most remembered was her debut with the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto under the direction of Pavel Berman and participation as a guest in the programme Hope@home for French and German Arte TV created by Daniel Hope.
In 2020, in collaboration with the guitarist Pietro Locatto, Martina Biondi recorded Duo