Martha Mooke

Martha Mooke's Biography

Acclaimed for her electrifying performances and compositions, pioneering electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke is highly regarded for her artistry, innovative educational programs and music advocacy. She transcends musical boundaries, enhancing classical training with extended techniques, technology and improvisation.

A Yamaha Performing Artist and leading clinician on electric and progressive string playing, Mooke has performed with Barbra Streisand, David Bowie, Philip Glass, Elton John, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli, Star Wars in Concert, Tony Bennett and many others. She has performed solo concerts throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Cuba. Her genre-defying recordings include Enharmonic Vision, Bowing's Cafe Mars and No Ordinary Window, produced by multi-Grammy winner Cynthia Daniels.

Mooke is Founder and Artistic Director of the Scorchio Quartet, which has performed annually since 2001. The group made its debut performing with David Bowie at the Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, produced by Philip Glass. Scorchio is featured on Bowie's Heathen album and has performed on Damon Albarn's solo tour as well as with Blur at Madison Square Garden.

Mooke is a recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Concert Music award for creating and producing ASCAP's new music showcase THRU THE WALLS, featuring boundary-defying composer/performers. She serves on the Board of Governors of the NY Chapter of the Recording Academy, Grammy Career Day and Advocacy committees and the Composers Now Advisory Board.

Martha Mooke's Gear
Martha Mooke

Gear List

SVV200 YEV-105BL EV-205