Born in Wuppertal
Member since 2004-09-01
First Prize in the German national competition »Jugend musiziert«
Martin von der Nahmer began playing the violin at the age of five, and switched to the viola when he was eleven because there was already a gifted violinist in the family, his brother Christoph. He first became a pupil of Konrad Grahe at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. While still a student he appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonia Hungarica and the North-Rhine Westphalian Youth Orchestra.
In 1999 he commenced studies with Hartmut Rohde at Berlin’s Universität der Künste. It was with passionate enthusiasm that Martin von der Nahmer attended concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker, which his brother Christoph joined in 1997, and while still a student he auditioned for the orchestra himself and is a member of the Viola Group since May 2004. Martin von der Nahmer is also a keen chamber musician, for example in the Violentango ensemble. Together with Philharmoniker colleagues, he also founded the Varian Fry Quartet in the 2012/13 season. In his free time he enjoys going to the cinema.
If I were not a musician...
Martin von der Nahmer tells of his second passion