About Zoë Martlew
Cellist, composer, performer, cabaret artist, educator, creative mentor, podcaster and concert narrator, the increasingly un-categorisable Zoë Martlew travels the world as solo performer and has worked with some of the world’s most renowned contemporary music ensembles, chamber groups, improvisation, film, electronica, multi-media, pop, rock, dance and theatre companies and her own one woman show, Revue Z.
Zoë is much in demand as presenter, panel host, inspirational speaker and for international competition juries, including BBC TV’s “Maestro”, Young Musician of the Year; Young Musician of the Gulf (Bahrain), Royal Philharmonic Society, Ivor Awards, Eurovision Song Contest. She has written for many publications and is a regular live and online concert presenter in the UK and abroad.
A passionate advocate of excellence in music education, her many educational activities include string tutor Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival (U.S.) and National Youth Orchestra GB, artistic director Saigon Chamber Music Festival (Vietnam), Harstad Strings (Arctic Norway), mentor/coach for many leading international composer and young artist programmes, UK universities and conservatoires.
Increasingly in demand as a composer, Zoë’s music has been performed by world class artists including London Sinfonietta, Riot Ensemble, Onyx Brass, Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Mark Simpson (clarinet), Huw Watkins (piano), singers Alessandro Fischer, Lore Lixenberg, Lucy Schaufer, Andrew Watts and Héloïse Werner at leading international venues including Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Opera Holland Park, Cheltenham Music Festival, 92Y New York, Iowa University, Linbury Studio Royal Opera House, MORS fest (Denmark), Dark Music Days (Iceland), Tanglewood Music Festival (US).
She studied at the Royal College of Music, Clare College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music and the Chopin Academy in Warsaw.