Canadian-born Martin Beaver is a violinist of international stature.  As first violinist of the legendary Tokyo String Quartet from 2002 to 2013 (after which the quartet disbanded), he has performed on stages across the globe, collaborated with fellow musicians of the highest caliber, and formed a critically-acclaimed collection of recordings that belong in every classical music-lover’s CD, iTunes, or Spotify library.  Beaver’s superb gift as an intelligent, dynamic, and sensitive chamber musician extends to his talents as a soloist, as evidenced by his brilliant and virtuosic performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in Burlington, Ontario (see Tony Kilgannon’s review in the Ontario Arts Review , June 4, 2012).  Prizes in Belgium’s Queen Elizabeth Competition (1993), the Montreal International Music Competition (1991), and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (1990) certainly foreshadowed Beaver’s illustrious career.  He is currently the violinist of the Montrose Trio, formed in 2013, and serves on the faculty of The Colburn School in Los Angeles, California.
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