The beloved violinist and composer Edvin Marton and his orchestra will return to the stage of the Palace Hall in Bucharest on May 16, with a new show called The RockSymphony. According to a press release sent by the organizers, the artist has prepared a vast repertoire, from Vivaldi to the hits of Metallica, promising the most electrifying show ever to the audience. Marton will perform rock songs at his famous Stradivarius Ex Auer violin, estimated at USD 7 million.
Born in a family with musical inclinations, Edvin started to take violin lessons when he was 5 years old. At the age of 8, he was admitted to one of the schools for the most talented musicians, Central Tchaikovsky Music School in Moscow. His first important concert was held at the age of 12, together with the Moscow Symphonic Orchestra. At the age of 17, he began to study at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest, and in 1993 he became the young soloist of the National Philharmonic Concert Agency of Hungary.
According to the original label, the violin currently played by Edvin Martin was made in 1699. It is a perfect example of Antonio Stradivari’s “long pattern” instruments produced between 1690 and 1700. The perfection of the craftsmanship and the stylish elegance of this violin is highlighted, in the case of the Ex Auer, by the chosen wood. Its natural model combined with the ruby-coloured lake, emphasizes its beauty and perfect lines. Due to its value, the violin always travels accompanied by at least two bodyguards.
Being the winner of an Emmy Award for the best original composition, Edvin Marton conquered the international audience after his collaboration with the Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko and after winning the Eurovision contest in 2008, together with Dima Bilan.
Last autumn, Edvin was invited to participate, as a juror, in the 18th edition of the most important Romanian interpretation festival – The Golden Stag. His recital held in the Sfatului Square from Brasov was appreciated by the large audience that attended the event, as well as the TV viewers.