Martina has a wide and varied repertoire as a solo accordionist and singer and also performs with other musicians and groups, such as Bal de Bourdon, Palavah, Freylekh and Bow & Bellows.
She has extensive stage experience, performing and composing for theatre, dance and film here in the UK and internationally to great acclaim. She has performed at the Arcola Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, the Purcell Room, and has appeared at festivals including the Bath Literature Festival, Klez Fest London and the Spitalfields Festival.
With Freylekh Klezmer band, Martina has performed at Komedia (Brighton), the Dorchester Hotel, Arnold Circus Bandstand (Shoreditch), at festivals and for Jewish weddings and bar mitzvahs.
Martina’s community work has taken her to health settings and residential care homes where she animates her audiences with lively and individually prepared performances. She works closely with Green Candle Dance Company, whose work is documented in a recent BBC Health Check report.
As a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network, Martina is passionate about working with amateur singers as well as professionals. She prepared Hackney Song Works, her community choir, and other London choirs for a mass choir performance run at the Barbican in 2018 as part of the show “Memorial” , a Brink production with music by Jocelyn Pook. Her own choral composition for many voices “L’eau de l’eau” was premiered by the Sing for Water mass choir at the Totally Thames Festival in 2016. Martina taught and conducted an especially formed scratch choir and performed her vocal composition “Big Data Sing” as part of the UCL Transformative Technologies Festivals at the Grant museum in 2014.
Martina @ the Courtauld Gallery: ‘Hora de la rispigi’.