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Martin Storey

Martin Storey

String Department

Martin Storey has performed in many countries around the world and has been recognized as among the most talented cellists of his generation to come from the United Kingdom.

Since 2004 he has served on the faculty at the new International Center for Music at Park University. He is also the cellist of Quartet Accorda and the Park Piano Trio, both resident ensembles at Park, and teaches at Park’s Youth Conservatory for Music. He is also a member of the cello quartet CelloRondo. He performs regularly as soloist in the U.S., Japan and Europe.

Storey is now Principal Cello in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and has served as principal cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Northern Sinfonia. He has played as part of the English Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and has performed much contemporary music as principal cellist of the London Sinfonietta.

For 14 years he was the cellist of the highly successful London-based Gould Piano Trio, which won three International Chamber Music Competitions – the 1990 Charles Hennen Competition in Holland, the first Melbourne International Competition in 1991, and the 1993 ‘Vitorio Gui’ Competition in Florence. The trio was nominated to represent Britain in the ‘Rising Stars’ series that took the group to major concert halls in Europe and America, including Carnegie Hall (New York), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palais-des-Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Cite de la Musique (Paris), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), and venues in Athens, Cologne and Vienna. Numerous festival appearances have included Edinburgh, Cheltenham, City of London, Bath, Orebro (Sweden), Spoleto (Italy) and the BBC Proms Chamber Series.

Storey has broadcast chamber music many times on BBC Radio both in live concerts and studio recordings, including a live EU broadcast to the whole of Europe. He has recorded several CDs of chamber music for labels such as EMI, ASV and Naxos and his recording of the Brahms cello sonatas was released on the Oxford Classics label. He has given master classes at the Royal Academy and Trinity College in London, and in South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil and the Czech Republic.

At the age of 18, Storey was awarded an Associated Board Scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he won all the cello and chamber music prizes. He studied with Florence Hooton, David Strange, the Amadeus Quartet, Andras Schiff and Menachem Pressler. Storey was winner of the 1989 East-Anglian Trianon Competition, was a finalist in the Shell/LSO Competition in 1990, and later that year gave his recital debut at London’s Purcell Room as winner of the British Music Society Competition. He continued his studies at New England Conservatory in Boston as a Fulbright Scholar, where his teachers included Laurence Lesser, Colin Carr and Eric Rosenblith.