violinist, formerly Tokyo Quartet

Martin Beaver has been the recipient of numerous international prizes, such as the Canada Council's prestigious Virginia Parker Award, the top prizes at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium and the 1990 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
He is best known as the first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet; he joined this quartet in 2002 and remained until they disbanded in 2013.
Martin Beaver has served on the faculties of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, University of British Columbia, Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University, the Steinhardt School at New York University and the Yale School of Music.
Now on faculty at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, he remains active in both chamber music and as a soloist and established the Montrose Trio with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and cellist Clive Greensmith.