Martin Funda's desire for a diverse musical career was undoubtedly influenced by his upbringing; the son of an orchestral musician and a music teacher, he instinctively combines intensive work with the Armida Quartett with a passion for teaching and mentoring larger ensembles.
In October 2018 he became Professor of Chamber Music and Violin at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart (HMDK), and he previously held teaching positions at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) and the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar (HfM).
Martin Funda enjoys an equally varied career as an orchestral musician and regularly plays as a substitute in the Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin and Kammerorchester Berlin.
He currently works as guest concertmaster with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berliner Barocksolisten, Deutsche Kammerorchester Berlin and Kölner Kammerorchester.
As a soloist, Martin Funda performs with a variety of German orchestras, conducted by Gabriel Feltz, Bruno Weil and Niklas Willen, among others.
Martin Funda combines tradition with modern relevance, consistently proving how stimulating a multi-faceted and varied career can be, and how it can bring about great musical flexibility, whether as a soloist, guest concertmaster, play-lead musician, artistic director or pedagogue. Chamber music remains, however, his core focus, primarily as leader of the Armida Quartett.