Analissa Martinez has both performed in many of the world’s most famous venues and recorded, performed, and collaborated with prominent figures in both the classical music and popular music genres. A classically trained cellist, she also teaches and develops music programs in the community.
In New York City she presently performs with the Experiential Orchestra in which she has served as principal cellist, and is one half of the Manhattan Island Duo with pianist Vlada Yaneva. In New England, she has most recently played with both the Orchestra New England and the Cedar String Quartet, and she has done broadway theater with the Westport Country Playhouse. Ms. Martinez has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen Halls, the Rose Theatre at Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and The Kennedy Center, as well as at renowned venues across Latin America, Europe, and the U.S.
Ms. Martinez’s popular-music credits include performances and recordings with an array of musicians from all over the world including Linda Rondstadt, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, and Marc Anthony. In the classical realm, she was soloist for the Friends of Catalonia Society in a tribute to Pablo Casals, has been cellist with the Rome Festival Orchestra, and has premiered new works for the cello in New York City, Boston and Mexico.
As a promoter of music in communities, Ms. Martinez has served as a Performing Curator for Classical Revolution, an international movement aimed at bringing classical music into less-formal venues. Her present endeavors include bringing an Arts in Health: Musicians-in-Residence program to Yale New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine, and advising New York City’s non-profit Faith in Children toward assembling a Creating Music Initiative for the mental and emotional well-being of children in need. She has taught for the Sistema-based Music, Artistry, and Citizenship (M.A.C.) program at Brass City Charter School in Waterbury CT, and currently teaches privately in the New Haven, CT area.