Martin Funda

Martin Funda is a chamber and orchestral musician, soloist and pedagogue. He achieved international acclaim as a founding member and leader of the Armida Quartett. After winning the Concours de Genève in 2011, they were awarded the 1st prize, the audience prize and six further special prizes at the 2012 ARD International Music Competition.

Martin Funda combines tradition with modern relevance, consistently proving how stimulating a multi-faceted and varied career can be, and how it can bring about great musical flexibility, whether as a soloist, guest concertmaster, play-lead musician, artistic director or pedagogue. Chamber music remains, however, his core focus, primarily as leader of the Armida Quartett.

In October 2018, he became Professor of Chamber Music and Violin at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart (HMDK), and he previously held teaching positions at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) and the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar (HfM).

Martin Funda regularly plays as a substitute in the Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin and Kammerorchester Berlin. As a soloist, he performs with a variety of German orchestras conducted by Gabriel Feltz, Bruno Weil and Niklas Willen, among others. He currently works as guest concertmaster with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berliner Barocksolisten, Deutsche Kammerorchester Berlin and Kölner Kammerorchester.

Find out more on Martin Funda at his website.

Martin Funda performing String Quartet in D major (KV 499) by Mozart with the Armida Quartett
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Martin Funda performing String Quartet #10 by Shostakovich with the Armida Quartett
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