Magdalen Martinic is the associate concertmaster of the Phoenix Symphony and has been a member of the first violin section of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra since 1984. She holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Michigan, and Eastman School of Music. She was the first prize winner of the International Cleveland Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Before joining the Phoenix Symphony she toured extensively with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in Japan, Mexico, Europe, and the US. She is a featured soloist with the Phoenix Symphony and is an avid leader in bringing chamber music to Alzheimer and dementia patients, Hospice of the Valley, and homeless shelters throughout the Phoenix area.