Caerwen Martin is a composer and cellist, based in Melbourne. Her composition career output is extensive, reaching international artists, audiences, and media. Their work has included compositions for orchestra, chamber ensemble, solo artists, choir, film, dance and theatre. Recent works include ACO Collective StarsCome Out in a Midnight Sky for the Hush Foundation, and The Leaf Remains for Living Lovers (NY) – Brandon Ross (Harriet Tubman, Cassandra Wilson, Lounge Lizards, Bill Frisell) and Stomu Takeshi.
Caerwen is the artistic director of Silo String Quartet, founded in 1998. They have over 20 years international touring experience performing new works of highly regarded Australian contemporary composers. Tours include USA, Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Balkans, South Africa, Japan, Taipei, New Zealand, and extensively across Australia. Caerwen also works in theatre, film and television as a composer, cellist and actor. They have composed for feature film and art house short films, some of which have won international film awards.
Music awards include the Catherine Mary Sullivan Scholarship for excellence, The Orloff Family Trust Scholarship, The Guitar Perspectives Award for Excellence, the Sir John T Reid Scholarship, The RTP Scholarship, and the Athenaeum Prize.