Vera Martínez Mehner

Violin

Vera Martinez

Vera was born in Madrid. She entered the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia, where she studied with Professors Serguei Fatkouline and Zakhar Bron, with whom she finished her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. At the same time, as a member of Quartet Casals, she received a special chamber music degree under the tutelage of the Alban Berg Quartet.

Prize-winner at many competitions, she has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras. In addition, Vera has performed in the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and collaborated in chamber music concerts with internationally well renowned artists such as her brother, pianist Claudio Martínez Mehner, with whom she performs duo recitals. She is also a member of the Ensemble Funktion and regularly plays concerts of new music.

Vera is a founding member of the Quartet Casals, which has subsequently performed in the most important halls throughout Europe, North America, Latin America and Japan. The quartet records exclusively for the Harmonia Mundi label, where she can be heard playing first and second violin on renditions of quartets by Arriaga, Debussy, Zemlinsky, Mozart, Ravel, Toldrà, Turina, Brahms, Ligeti and Kurtag, among others. Vera is currently Professor of Chamber Music and Violin at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya. She is periodically invited to teach master classes and serve on chamber music juries in Europe and North America.