The Italian violist Martina Forni grew up surrounded by many kinds of music. The equally diverse musical activities she would later employ, from baroque to contemporary music passing through jazz and Argentinian tango, turned her into an eclectic musician.
Martina Forni graduated magna cum laude at both the Conservatory of Verona and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Among her teachers and mentors were Nobuko Imai, Michael Gieler, Umberto Forni and Anner Bylsma.
She was a member of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and played with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Asko|Schönberg for many years. In 2013 Forni joined the viola section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Martina Forni plays in many prize-winning chamber music ensembles, such as the GoYa Quartet Amstardam, Il Faro Kwartet and Ensemble Lumaka. She also plays baroque viola and has been principle violist of Anima Eterna Brugge, Ensemble Zefiro and La Chambre Philharmonique.