Polish violinist Mira Marton spent ten years in specialist music schools in her native country before gaining a place at The Yehudi Menuhin School under the tutelage of Lutsia Ibragimova. She now studies with Radu Blidar at the Royal College of Music in London, where she receives the Russell Race Scholarship, as well as being generously supported by Talent Unlimited and Zetland Foundation.
Mira has obtained international recognition by winning numerous prizes, among others, the first place at the Lutoslawski Competition for Young Violinists in Warsaw and ‘Prix Special Argent’ at the Paris Music Competition. Mira’s most recent achievements include gaining the First Prize at the Royal College of Music Violin Competition in 2021.
Her concert experience includes performing in major venues around the world, among others, Wigmore Hall and Buckingham Palace in London, Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, the National Philharmonic and the Royal Castle Concert Hall in Warsaw. Her Wigmore performance of Rachmaninov’s Trio Elegiaque impressed audiences and critics alike, with Ates Orga writing for Classical Source: ‘Honest chamber music-making, nuanced in old-world fragrances.’
One of Mira’s big passions is chamber music. As the first violinist of Medea String Quartet, she has received coaching from members of the Chilingirian, Endellion, Kuss and Castalian string quartets. Championing contemporary music, her Quartet has given the world premiere of ‘Bakekujira’ by Italian composer Laura Marconi and have given numerous recitals in the United Kingdom and Europe.
In 2022 her Quartet has been selected for International Musical Artistry Goslar, to join Le Dimore del Quartetto network and have appeared at Wigmore Hall with Simon Rowland-Jones.
Apart from concert appearances with her String Quartet, Mira’s future engagements include a recording of Matthew Taylor’s Concertino for Violin and Strings with BBC NOW Orchestra and several other concerto performances around the UK.