John Ma, concertmaster

_MG_3272John Ma is a musician specialising in Early Music living in The Netherlands. He has performed and recorded on Violin, Viola and Viola d’amore with various groups including Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (NL), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (UK, Jerwood Scholar 2010), Pinchgut Opera (AUS), Academia Montis Regalis (IT), Bach Collegium Japan (JP), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (AUS), Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (FIN), B’Rock (BG), Trondheim Baroque Orchestra (NOR), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (AUS), Orchestra Victoria (AUS), Sinfonia Australis (AUS), Aark New Music Ensemble (AUS) and Young Australian Concert Artists (AUS). He has also appeared as a soloist in Brahms’s Violin Concerto with the National Capital Orchestra (AUS).

In the Netherlands, John has also appeared and recorded with groups such as Musica Poetica (Concertmaster), Farinelli’s Ground, de Utrechtse Spelers, Concerto d’Amsterdam, Apollo Ensemble, Fantasticus, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, Florilegium Musicum, BarokOpera Amsterdam, Opera Studio Nederland and Barokorkest de Swaen. He retains an avid interest in scientific developments and tries to stay up to date with the latest news and advances from his previous studies. John currently plays on a Kloz violin on loan from the collection of the Dutch Musical Instrument Foundation.