Xochitl Martinez Violinist Singer


I started my musical studies at the age of 11 with music theory and piano. Two years later I was accepted to Monterrey College of Music and Dance. After graduating with a BM in Violin Performance, I joined the Nuevo León University Symphonic Orchestra and developed a busy schedule playing private events and running a violin teaching studio.

In 2005 I moved to Northern California to pursue further studies while continuing my musical career. I went on to perform several seasons with Apollo Arts, an artistic group that organizes chamber music and orchestra concerts, ballet as well as opera performances. There I had the opportunity to perform alongside renowned pianist Brian Ganz and violinist Peter Zazofsky.

Among the groups with which I played in Northern California are Sierra Masters Chorale (Grass Valley, CA), Veridian Symphony Orchestra (Marysville, CA), Folsom Symphony Orchestra (Folsom, CA), and Auburn Symphony Orchestra (Auburn, CA).

I am a big fan of musicals and I have had the privilege of playing in: Ragtime, West Side Story, Next To Normal, Guys And Dolls, Into The Woods, Spring Awakening, The Sound Of Music, and Newsies.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2015 I have played with Los Angeles Symphony, Angel City Chorale, and Santa Monica Symphony as well as private and corporate events and recording sessions.

I have performed with world-renowned Persian pop stars, Aref Arefkia, Pouya Pourjalil, and Leila Forouhar, in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

I have also performed with drummer Stewart Copeland, from the band The Police, as part of his Police Derange Orchestra.

When not performing or recording I run a private teaching studio in Studio City, CA.

I am a registered Suzuki Method teacher. Please contact me to inquire about my rates.

Xochitl Martinez Violinist Singer
Xochitl Martinez Violinist Singer


Singing was my first musical passion. The moment I started learning music, I also started to write poems and songs. I never really thought about putting my songs out there until a few years ago when I met my musical partner and we both started to think seriously about producing our songs. We created the music project: Oliva. Our first EP “Flow” is out now and is available in all streaming services. Check it out!