Martha Walvoord · violin
Dr. Martha Walvoord, Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Texas at
Arlington, is an active soloist, chamber musician, educator, and recitalist. Described by American Record Guide as “an enthusiastic and expressive player”, recent solo appearances have taken Walvoord to China, Hong Kong, Spain, England, Costa Rica, and across the US including her performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Quingdao Symphony Orchestra. Walvoord’s Spain tours have taken her across the country. She has been invited to perform in Madrid’s historic Auditorio del Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Girona’s Casa de Cultura, and at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona. Walvoord is committed to the promotion of new music. She has commissioned, assisted, recorded, and premiered works by composers George Chave, Michael Daugherty, David Lefkowitz, and Matthew Tommasini. In 2010, Centaur Records released Walvoord’s recording American Prospectives: Works for Violin by Matthew Tommasini.
Originally from Michigan, Walvoord was the Concertmaster of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra in Muskegon, MI and held the position of Artist-in-Residence at Hope College in Holland, MI. As an educator, Walvoord was the sole recipient of the TexASTA 2010 Marjorie Keller Young Teacher of the Year award. She maintains a full and active private and university studio of award- and competition-winning students. During the summer, Walvoord has taught at festivals in Hong Kong and across the United States. She earned her DMA and her MM from the University of Michigan and her BM from Rice University. Walvoord performs on a violin made by Francois Pique, Paris 1800.