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Jenny Martins


Jenny began her career in Newcastle, where she enjoyed a varied playing career at

the Sage Gateshead, accompanying the Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia and Quay Voices

as well as supporting Streetwise Opera sessions for people who had experienced

homelessness. Jenny also played and coached regularly for students of Newcastle,

Northumbria and Sunderland Universities, and established performing partnerships with Iona

Brown (Principal of Royal Northern Sinfonia) and the singer Graeme Danby, among others.


After moving to Leeds in 2015, Jenny took up a full time post as a repetiteur for Opera North

Education, and enjoyed three years of working with the company's Youth Chorus and

Children’s Chorus, ‘In Harmony’ and a host of other outreach projects as well as frequently

performing with the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North.


Since leaving this role in September, Jenny has enjoyed returning to Opera North for projects

such as ‘Intro to Opera’ and with director Laura Attridge she has developed and co-led

workshops to help children explore The Magic Flute. Jenny has worked with Hallé

ensembles, playing regularly with Stuart Overington and the Hallé Youth Choir, Hallé

Training Choir, and Shirley Court and Hallé Children's Choir. At the RNCM Jenny supports

the Chamber Choir and Symphony Chorus in their rehearsals and performances, and

accompanies lessons in the vocal school; she teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate

students at Leeds University.