BIOGRAPHY

A native New Yorker, Emily Martin has performed as a solo pianist and chamber musician for audiences near and far. She has performed in the United States and internationally at venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, the Teatro Vittorio Alfieri, and at numerous events held by Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion. A recent graduate of New York University, Emily received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance this past fall, a student of Eteri Andjaparidze and an instructor on the Adjunct Faculty in Private Piano. She received her Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude from New York University in 2015, where she was a student of Seymour Bernstein. 

Most recently, Emily performed a recital of American music at the Dorflinger Factory Museum in White Mills, Pennsylvania. The concert was extraordinarily well-received and featured works by Edward MacDowell, Marion Bauer, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Danielpour, and Mason Bates. Spring 2018 marked Emily’s first appearance at the Dorflinger, with an exciting collaborative recital entitled An Evening with Emily Martin and Friends. The concert featured Kazimierz Serocki's Sonatina for Trombone and Piano, four-hand works including Antonin Dvorak's Slavonic Dance Op. 72, No. 2 in E minor and Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Piano Four Hands, and Johannes Brahms' powerful Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99 for Piano and Violoncello.

Past engagements have included a special performance at the screening of Ethan Hawke’s debut documentary “Seymour: An Introduction” at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan; intensive study and performances at the Helderberg Winter Chamber Music Residency in Rensselaerville, NY; and as a featured performer in the Leschetizky Association Young Artist Concerts.

Emily has attended numerous music festivals, including Winter Harbor Music Festival; Killington Music Festival; Burgos International Music Festival; International Academy of Music in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy; and Gijon International Piano Festival. In the summer of 2014, Emily was one of two pianists selected as an Artist-in-Resident at the 40th season of Manchester Music Festival, a six-week concert series in Manchester, Vermont, where she performed numerous monumental chamber works with colleagues from around the world.

When not performing, Emily thoroughly enjoys sharing her love of music with others. A private teacher in Manhattan, Emily has taught students of all ages and skill levels. She currently teaches privately, at The Browning School, Art of Piano Playing Music School, and with Music to Your Home.

In addition to her passion for piano, Emily also enjoys the art of food, and is the creator of the food blog The Plant-Based Pianist. An avid illustrator and composer, with a love of combining the two mediums, her first pieces for piano Three Spanish Sketches, were inspired by her wanderings in Asturias, Spain.