Martin Chalifour is principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a faculty member at the University of Southern California. His previous positions have included associate concertmaster of both the Cleveland Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
As soloist, Mr. Chalifour appears with orchestras around the world and most recently with David Athertonís Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Queensland Philharmonic (Australia), and the Quebec Symphony. Future solo performances include the Beethoven Concerto at the Hollywood Bowl and a concerto written especially for him by Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen.
An avid chamber music enthusiast, Mr. Chalifour was a founding member of both the Atlanta Quartet and the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio. He also participates in the Sarasota and Australian Chamber Music Festivals.