Gramophone UK - CD review 2023
"Marina Martins plays the solo part with expressive power and technical finesse, and the Goiás Philharmonic play brilliantly for Neil Thomson throughout the entirety of this challenging programme."
The Strad - October 2023
"At 24, now making her career in Europe, the Brazilian cellist has put her flag on the map with this recording, [...]"
Gaetan Le Divelec
Two Moors Festival, 2015
“ I heard an extraordinary young cellist over the weekend, Marina Martins. I was part of the panel for the Two Moors Festival's young musicians platform auditions. Marina played the first movement of the Arpeggione and the March from the Britten Sonata. What an extraordinary talent! I was literally speechless.
...she really is very special. Aside from all her qualities as a cellist and a musician, Marina has an unforced, yet compelling stage presence, and seems to have this rare combination of an uncommon intelligence and an ability to connect instinctively with the music. One thing is certain, she will go places.”
“Marina Martins has a lot of power, great musicality and a delightful personality. Her talent and love for the cello, combined with her dedication and seriousness have already made her a cellist with great technical demand and expression.”
OSESP | São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
“Great musicians tend to be like this: far beyond any accomplished discipline, the fruit of all those years and years of technical development, they maintain a naturality that seems to come from within the music itself. At the same time, they retain something of their own, an original and unmistakable way to go about the music. Marina Martins plays as Marina Martins from the very first to the very last note, whatever repertoire it may be. She combines intensity with discretion; and she seems to do everything over a background of serene joy, in a characteristic way that has by now become associated with herself. At age 20, she is already one of the great Brazilian soloists. One can well imagine the wealth of music still to come, much to our great fortune.”
Music Web International
Santoro CD Review 2023
"Marina Martins plays beautifully, with commitment and conviction"
Senior Advisor, Boston Phillarmonic Orchestra
Dean Emeritus of Preparatory and Continuing Education New England Conservatory
“Marina Martins is a young cellist to watch. Already at her young age she plays with musical sophistication, emotional intensity, and technical mastery. A rising star on the international horizon!”
Member of Audience
Sala São Paulo | Haydn Concert with OSESP, 2018
“The concert was fabulous. When Marina played the audience was spellbound. It’s as if she incorporates the music... ”