Martin Saving

Martin Saving was born in 1975 to mixed Estonian/Swedish parentage. He initiated his studies in 1994 at the Edsberg Institute of Music, where he studied viola with Björn Sjögren. He made his solo debut in 1999 by performing the Walton viola concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and giving a solo recital at the Concert Hall of Stockholm. Martin continued his studies as scholar at the Royal College of Music, London, with Simon Rowland-Jones.

He opened the 2000 International Viola Congress with a solo recital, and he has toured Europe and Asia, including venues in Berlin, Soul and Manila as leader of the viola section of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the RCM Chamber Ensemble he made several radio recordings and toured Germany. He has also played in Festivals in Sweden, Finland and Great Britain. Martin has performed on radio and TV in Sweden and Britain.

Martin has performed with artists such as the Kungsbacka piano trio, Vertavo and Belcea Quartets, Rivka Golani, Lawrence Power, Trevor Pinnock, Torleif Thedeéen, Richard Lester, Jonathan Biss and Truls Mörk.

He has received a number of scholarships and awards including the Guido Vecchi-prize, the Johannes Norrby Scholarship, the London Symphony Orchestra PROMIS award and scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

Martin is passionate about baroque music, and studied baroque viola with Jan Schlapp.