AT the age of 19 violinist Martyn Jackson is already an accomplished solo performer, giving numerous recital and concerto performances throughout the UK and Europe.
Music lovers closer to home can catch him at Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert in Huddersfield Town Hall next month.
The evening is inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and will feature music by Khachaturian and Delius, together with the wonderfully vibrant Symphonic Suite from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.
Martyn, from Hebden Bridge, is studying with Prof Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music. He was previously at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
At the age of 10 Martyn appeared in a Channel 4 documentary with conductor Simon Rattle and has taken part in masterclasses with Emmanuel Borok, Leland Chen, Michael Davis, David Greed, Katherine Hunka, Gordan Nikolitch, Nicholas Ward and Wen Zhou Li.
In March last year Martyn won both first prize and audience prize at the Trafford Young String Player of the Year.
He was also a string semi-finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year contest.
He is also a former member of the National Youth Orchestra, co-leading in his final year, and the National Children’s Orchestra.
His appearance with Slaithwaite Philharmonic is on Saturday, January 19, starting at 7.30pm. Lawrence Killian conducts.