Recognised for „ precision, devotion to details, great musical personality and sense of musical expression” (Cantus), in 2020 Martina Jembrišak was awarded with prize Ivo Vuljević which is given to the best young Croatian musician of the year. Her repertoire spans from baroque to avant – garde classical music written especially for her, as well as tango, orchestral and chamber music projects.
In the 2021 / 2022 season, Martina will perform with – amongst others – Zagreb Soloists, String Quartet Rucner in Vatroslav Lisinski concert hall, on tour in United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa and Croatia. She will present debut solo album Images of the Passing Time which was recorded with financial support of ZAPRAF.
Martina has performed in Europe and Asia including the Altes Rathaus in Vienna, Konzerthaus Detmold, Arena Zagreb, Hypo Centar, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, Croatian National Theatre in Split, Hrvatski Dom Split, Croatian National Theatre in Šibenik, Concert Hall of Kaunas State Philharmonic, Dushanbe Opera House, Hyatt Regency hall in Tashkent, Concert hall of Radio Television Slovenia, Oekolampad in Basel, Kiev Composers Society Concert Hall, Routh Hall in Bromsgrove, Concert Hall Ivana Brlić – Mažuranić in Slavonski Brod and many more. She has performed with Radio television Slovenia symphony orchestra with Yi Chen Lin and En Shao, Croatian National Television symphony orchestra with Alan Bjelinski, Fryderyk Chopin University Orchestra with Maja Metelska and Anna Galanty and Junge Sinfoniker Basel with Ulrich Dietsche.
Martina’s performances have been featured on Croatian Radio (Od portreta do portreta, Nedjeljni akvarel, Hrvatsko glazbeno stvaralaštvo, Svijet glazbe, Sve najbolje, Na pragu uspjeha), Croatian Radio Television (Eurovisian contest of classical music), Slovenian Radio Television (Noč harmonik) and her awards include more than 40 interantional prizes won in Australia, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic and Lithuania.
Martina has expanded the contemporary accordion repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects, and has premiered more than 60 works written especially for her by the composers coming from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Together with flutist Andrea Jelavić and within the Duo Artina , Martina has recorded an album Little Stories which will be presented in 2021. This album features new original pieces written for their ensemble by young American, Croatian, Chinese, Cuban, Greece, Japanese and Italian composers.
She hold presentations for accordion students at Zurich University of the Arts and Department of Music at Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University in Lutsk.
Born in Zagreb (Croatia), Martina currently studies Concert Performance (Konzertexamen) with Maciej Frąckiewicz at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany. She finished Postgraduate studies of Music Management and Master of Music from the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw where she studied with Klaudiusz Baran and Bachelor of Music at the Music academy in Pula.