SSG Robert Martin

, violin


Philadelphia, PA

Joined the band:


Bachelor's Degree:

Eastman School of Music

SSG Robert Martin is Concertmaster of the U.S. Army Orchestra. He

began studies at age three with Rochelle Walton, a former teaching

assistant to famed pedagogue Ivan Galamian. He later studied with

Julian Meyer and Sylvia Davis Ahramjian at Temple University's Center

for Gifted Young Musicians. At age 13 SSG Martin made his solo debut

with the Philadelphia Orchestra as winner of the Albert M. Greenfield

competition. He went on to study with Zvi Zeitlin at the Eastman

School of Music where he served as Concertmaster of the Eastman

Philharmonia and performed regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic

Orchestra. He has been a resident artist at the Music Academy of the

West in Santa Barbara, CA, and at the Bravo! Vail Valley, Skaneateles,

and Vermont Mozart festivals.

A member of the U.S. Army Strings since 2011, SSG Martin has

performed at numerous high level diplomatic, political, and military

events in Washington, D.C. He serves concurrently as Concertmaster

of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra where he has appeared many

times as soloist, and previously served as Principal 2nd Violin of the

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. SSG Martin’s extensive and diverse

experience includes performances with the Opera Company of

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops,

Orchestra 2001, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as

studio recordings for Warner Bros. Pictures, NFL Films, and the Sony,

Atlantic, RCA, Island/Def Jam, Jive, and Geffen record labels. SSG

Martin currently resides in Laurel, MD with his wife, Mu Na, also a

violinist, and their son Nathan.