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Martin Penicka


Martin (he/him) studied cello at the Australian Institute of Music and graduated in 2002 with the degree of Bachelor of Music (Performance) with first class honours. While studying, he played in many ensembles, most notably the award-winning Con Brio Trio. In 1999 Martin toured to the USA to complement the Art Express exhibition in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC. A solo artist in the Symphony Australia Conducting Program in 2001, Martin has been a casual member of the Sydney, Melbourne and WA Symphony Orchestras. He was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards and the 2MBS FM Young Performers Award. Martin has been an Academy Musician at the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2006-7 was involved in the Sydney Symphony fellowship program. Martin joined the TSO in August 2008 and regularly plays in chamber music ensembles around lutruwita/Tasmania including Van Diemen’s Band.