Martha Mooke is acclaimed for her electrifying performances and compositions. A pioneering electro-acoustic violist, she transcends musical boundaries, enhancing classical training with extended techniques, technology and improvisation.
A Yamaha 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.
"In performance, a relatively traditional-sounding solo passage will give way to a mesmerizing mood sequence and then, seemingly, half an electronic orchestra has arrived - but it's all her."
Ms. Mooke is available for solo engagements (concerts, industrials, weddings) as well as with the Scorchio String Quartet, which has worked with David Bowie, Lou Reed, Philip Glass, Iggy Pop, Damon Albarn, Patti Smith, Trey Anastasio and many more.
She performs on both acoustic and electric viola, encompassing a range of sound from a gorgeous solo viola sound (perfect for wedding ceremonies and intimate events) to filling a large hall with mesmerizing sounds from her electric 5-string viola.
Praise from the Groom following a solo wedding engagement:
"We had a great time and the music was very lovely. I really appreciate you being so good about the last minute planning and the great selection of repertoire!"