Zoe Martlew is a cellist, composer and educator and studied at the Royal College and Academy of Music, Clare College, Cambridge and the Chopin Academy in Warsaw.
She performs and records over the world as soloist and with many contemporary music groups, rock, pop and electronica artists including Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Super Furry Animals, Ceramic Dog, Plaid and Katie Melua.
Zoe has worked extensively in dance and theatre as composer and performer, including Ballet Black at the Lindbury Studio, Royal Opera House; Avant-Garde Collaboration (ballet) Co's Fin du Temps in Boston; M.D. for the Ballet Boyz show Encore at Sadlers Wells and has played for productions at the Donmar Warehouse and National Theatre.
Recent projects include her one-woman cabaret show Z Unleashed which plays at the Theatre Royal, Bath, later this year; improvisation comedy group Impropera, Leicester Square Theatre; a judge on BBC Two's Maestro; soloist in the premieres of Colin Riley and Brian Lock's concertos for cello and live electronics and is a regular commentator on the BBC Proms and Radio 3.
She is much in demand for educational activities and has worked with disabled and autistic children, drug addicts, in prisons, universities and music colleges.