Martha Walvoord, violin
Dr. Martha Walvoord, Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Texas at
Arlington, is an active soloist, chamber musician, educator, and recitalist. Described by American Record Guide as “an enthusiastic and expressive player”, recent solo appearances have taken Walvoord to China, Hong Kong, Spain, England, Costa Rica, and across the US including her performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Quingdao Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, Centaur Records released Walvoord’s recording American Prospectives: Works for Violin by Matthew Tommasini.
Originally from Michigan, Walvoord was the Concertmaster of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra in Muskegon, MI and was Artist-in-Residence at Hope College in Holland, MI. Walvoord was the sole recipient of the TexASTA 2010 Marjorie Keller Young Teacher of the Year award. In the summer, Walvoord is on the faculty of the Texas Chamber Music Institute. She earned her DMA and her MM from the University of Michigan and her BM from Rice University. Walvoord performs on a violin made by Francois Pique, Paris 1800.