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Martin Riseley
Martin Riseley 


New Zealand violinist Martin Riseley won the TVNZ 1988 Young Musicians Competition and went on to study at Juilliard with Dorothy DeLay, where he completed Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees. He was subsequently Concertmaster of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for fifteen years, where he performed and premiered a large number of concertos. He has played chamber music with some of the leading musicians of our time, including Pinchas Zukerman, Yo Yo Ma and John Kimura Parker, and has held other concertmaster positions, including Interim Associate Concertmaster of the National Arts Center Orchestra, under music director Pinchas Zukerman.

Since returning to New Zealand to be Head of Strings at the New Zealand School of Music, Martin has premiered John Corigliano’s Red Violin Chaconne, given performances throughout the country of the complete Paganini Caprices, and teamed up with Diedre Irons for regular recitals, including Chamber Music New Zealand. He has also made the first CD recordings of some important chamber works of Douglas Lilburn and Meditations on Michelangelo by Jack Body.





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