Laura Martin, cello

Laura Martin, cello

Photo Tuomas Tenkanen

Laura Martin is a very versatile musician. She likes to think of herself as a multi-faceted artist, on one side the classical cellist, and on the other side the artist working with different art forms and reflecting on society. Her latest performance mixing different art fields was “Concordia”, a Butoh dance and cello performance taking place in EMMA-Espoo Museum of Modern Art in May 2022.

Martin is one of the rare musicians to have built her own instrument. She was then 17, and this cello became her musical partner for several years. This unforgettable process opened to her the universe of sound-making from its deepest origin.

Originally from Paris, Martin did her Bachelor studies in Belgium at the Brussels’ Royal Conservatory, in the class of Marie Hallynck, and then graduated from her Master at the Sibelius Academy in 2018 where she studied with Martti Rousi. 

In February 2019, she created with the Finnish cellist Martti Rousi, the first-ever International Cello Festival in Finland.

Based in Helsinki, Laura is the cellist of the Trio du Jardin Féerique, as well as the principal cellist and one of the founding members of the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra.

As a freelancer, she regularly works with various orchestras such as the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, the Finnish National Opera and Ballet and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, in addition to her activity as a chamber musician between Finland, France and Sweden, and as a cello teacher at the International Music School Finland. In the Spring of 2024, she was invited to play with the Vaasa City Orchestra.

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