Mel Martin

Mel Martin has held the position of first violinist with London Symphonia, and formerly Orchestra London, since 1981. He has also served as guest concertmaster, assistant concertmaster, and featured soloist on several occasions.

Mel is also concertmaster of the Stratford Festival Orchestra. In addition to chamber music collaborations at Stratford Summer Music, Mel has performed solo and chamber music recitals in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

In demand as a violin teacher for over three decades, he accepted an invitation to join the faculty of Western University in 2005, and as such performs regularly with faculty colleagues.

A student of Francis Chaplin at Brandon University, and one of the youngest members of the National Youth Orchestra, Mel went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in performance at Indiana University with James Buswell and Franco Gulli, and a Master’s degree at the University of Michigan under Paul Makanowitzky and Charles Avsharian.