Violin, Viola, Chamber Music
Olivia Martinez first started violin at a young age of 7. She trained learning violin and viola with a classical background with various teachers such as Ms. Young Sook Han and Lori Berkowitz. At the age of 16 she was awarded to be the first COS Discovery Winner at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Olivia then went on to complete her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst studying with Michelle LaCourse. Continuing her classical musical education she completed her Masters in Music Performance at Mannes College of Music, in New York under the tutelage of Karen Ritcher. After graduating she played with various classical orchestras and chamber groups within the New York area. Olivia currently teaches at The Brearley School and COS.
Throughout her time performing classically she has also branched out to other venues, performing with groups such as the Youngbloods Jazz Ensemble. Olivia also has performed with SiSe, a Latin/Rock band, and recorded on their first album. She has also worked on numerous albums with a Hip-hop group BR & Timebomb. Currently, along with being an active Grammy member Olivia Martinez tours and records with Sweet Little Bloodhound a Brooklyn, NY based Country/Rock band that performs throughout the states.