Caerwen Martin is a cellist, composer, teacher and contemporary music specialist. Caerwen, who has a master’s degree in musical performance studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, in Germany, in Croatia with Professor Valter Despalj, in England and in Perth. She has been awarded numerous scholarships and is represented by the Australian Music Centre as a composer.
Caerwen has national and international touring experience in Europe, America, New Zealand and South Africa. She has toured internationally with Geminiani Orchestra, Naked Raven, Silo String Quartet, Skin String Quartet, David Chesworth Ensemble and Toni Childs.
In Australia, Caerwen has performed at most of the major international arts festivals including the Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Brisbane and Perth festivals, WOMADelaide and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Caerwen is the founding member of the Silo String Quartet and has been performing, composing, managing, touring and recording with them for over 15 years. In 2008 the Silo String Quartet performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, with renowned UK trombonist Barrie Web. The quartet has two CDs and is currently recording its third CD.
Caerwen is renowned for her versatility and has performed and recorded with a wide range of popular, classical, jazz and world musicians including Hugh Jackman, John Butler, Black Arm Band, Katie Noonan, Tim Freedman, Vika Bull, Vince Jones, Joe Camilleri, Tina Arena, Guy Pearce, David Hobson and Dr Tony Gould.
Caerwen’s current ensembles include Silo SQ, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Ruth Roshan Tango Noir, Cam Butler and the Shadows of Love, As the Crow Cries, Soli Duo, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra and various freelance ensembles. Caerwen also performs regularly as a soloist at festivals and functions and with Arcko Symphonic Ensemble.
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