Martha Muehleisen

Violinist/Violist Martha Muehleisen has performed throughout the US and Europe as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician. In 2010 and 2011 she was selected as a participant in the Lucerne Festival Academy in Lucerne, Switzerland where she was able to work with Pierre Boulez and members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. Martha frequently performs as part of the Peak Frequency Festival at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. In the summer of 2017, she was a guest artist with mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen performing György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragmente at the University of Missouri Kansas City Composition Workshop. She has also been a performer at the VU3 Symposium in Park City, UT, soundON Festival in San Diego, CA, New Music Gathering 2020 Virtual Festival, and the Music by Women 2021 Virtual Festival. Martha has been fortunate to play under conductors Marin Alsop, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, David Robertson, and James DePreist. She has also worked with many different composers on chamber and orchestral music including Pierre Boulez, Louis Andriessen, and George Lewis. Martha is a native of Wiggins, Mississippi, and she has completed degrees at Baylor University and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a Certificate of Contemporary Music Performance from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Martha currently serves as a Lecturer in Violin/Viola at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She performs on a French violin made in 1880 by Nestor Audinot, student of Sébastian Vuillaume (marthamuehleisen.com).