The Austrian violinist Martha Khadem-Missagh started playing the violin at the age of three, gave her first public performance with five and debut as soloist with orchestra at the age of nine. She continues the musical tradition in the fourth generation.

She studied at the Conservatory of Music Vienna with Eugenia Polatschek and at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet) and Christian Altenburger. Masterclasses with Karin Adam, Robert McDuffie, Rainer Kussmaul and Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

 

She is prize-winner of several competitions: Jugend musiziert (1989), International Music Competition Vittorio Veneto (1993), International Chamber music Festival Austria (1994) and Prima la Musica (1996).

She received the Cultural Award 1999 of the City Baden, Austria, is prize-winner of the „Carl Flesch - Academy“ 2000 in Baden-Baden, Germany, and chosen "Young Concert Artist" of the first Starling-DeLay Symposium 2001 in New York with Ithzak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, Robert McDuffie, Midori and Cho-Liang Lin. She was awarded the Austrian-Meyrin cultural scholarship 2003 and the “Dr. Leopold Goess”- Prize at the International Carinthian Music Competition 2004.

 

She gave her debut concert as a soloist at the Salzburg Festival 2001. She is a regular guest at various music festivals such as the “Carinthischer Sommer”, the Mondsee Festival, the Klangspuren Tirol, the “Schwaebischer Frühling”, the International Chamber music Festival Austria “Allegro Vivo” and to the Badener Beethoventage. She performs chamber music with Christian Altenburger, Roland Batik, Christoph Berner, Patrick Demenga, Julius Drake, Barbara Moser, Jean Muller, Benjamin Schmid, Melvyn Tan, Lars Anders Tomter and Quirine Viersen.

 

Concerts throughout Europe, USA, South Africa and Japan with radio and TV broadcasts include performances as soloist with the Tonkuenstler Symphony Orchestra, the „Wiener Kammerorchester“ in Vienna’s „Konzerthaus“ and in „Brucknerhaus Linz“, with the Academia Allegro Vivo and the Sinfonietta Baden.

 

Through her residence in Luxembourg she has been a regular guest in the major halls of the francophone countries.

CD recordings include Khatchaturian’s Violin-concerto in d-minor, Schubert’s Rondo in A-Major, and works by Paganini, Wieniawski, Beriót, Sarasate, Schostakowitsch, Bartók, Bach, Kodaly and Pirchner.

Her current CD projects include a solo CD with sonatas of Brahms and Franck and a chamber music CD with works for two violins and viola.

 

In the past years Martha Khadem-Missagh has premiered a number of contemporary works e.g. from Werner Pirchner, Can Aksel Akin, Jean Halsdorf a.o.

 

Since 2011 she has been appointed Professor at the „Conservatoire de Music“ of the city of Luxembourg.

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