Gwen Martin (soprano)
Gwendolen Martin was brought up in Wiltshire and studied music and was a choral scholar at Worcester College, Oxford. She received a scholarship to study singing at Trinity College of Music and now enjoys a career as a soloist and ensemble singer, performing with groups such as The Monteverdi Choir, The Gabrieli Consort, The Tallis Scholars and The Marian Consort.
Recent highlights include step-out solos in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner), lute song recitals with lutenist Toby Carr alongside Dame Emma Kirkby, La Verginella Recital with Tom Primrose (Lake District Summer Music), Baroque Tales with Musica Poetica (Bath Recitals), Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice (Chorus, Royal Opera House), Breaking the Rules; a music play about Gesualdo (UK tour 2016/17, Clare Norburn, The Marian Consort), soloist in Handel’s Dixit Dominus for Worcester College Choirs Tercentenary (St. John’s Smith Square, Nicholas Cleobury) and recitals with Harmonia Antiqua in Slovenia.
She’s looking forward to tours to Italy, New York, Switzerland and Lisbon with various groups in the coming months. Gwendolen is also Curriculum Consultant for Southwark Music Service where she trains and mentors music specialists in primary curriculum music.