Soprano Martha Cluver has been praised by the New York Times for her "fluid, dark-hued", and "soulful" soprano voice. As a soloist, she has performed and recorded with ensembles such as Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic, Remix Ensemble, Prague Modern, Rebel Baroque, ICE, ACME, Fifth House Ensemble, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Chamber music collaborations include groups such as Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, So Percussion, NEXUS, Axiom, Trio Mediaeval, Novus New York, Dogs of Desire, Wordless Music Orchestra, and Tenet.
Noted operatic performances include Morton Feldman's "Neither", Emmanuel Nunes' "La Douce" (world premiere), Kaija Saariaho's "Adjö", Alice Shields' "Komachi at Sekidera" and George Benjamin's "Into the Little Hill". Other notable performances and recordings, solo and chamber, include Bang on a Can's "Shelter", Louis Andriessens' "De Staat", Caleb Burhans' "Excelsior" (world premiere) Michael Dougherty's "What's That Spell?", and many works by John Zorn (including world premieres) and Steve Reich.
Festivals and concert series include the NYCO VOX Festival, Ojai Summer Music Festival, Miller Theater's Composer Portraits, Bard Music Festival, Moers Festival (Germany), White Lights Festival, and ProtoType. Choral ensembles include Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street, Vox Vocal Ensemble, Pomerium, Voices and Ascension, and Clarion Music Society.
Upcoming engagements include performances with the American Composers Orchestra and Venice Baroque Orchestra with Tenet. Discography includes Naxos, Nonesuch, New Amsterdam, Cantaloupe, Mode and Tsadik. Martha is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (Bachelors in Music Performance, Viola, 2003) and studied with John Graham. During her undergraduate studies, she also performed as a vocalist, with performances with the school's ensembles Eastman Philharmonic, Musica Nova and Ossia, where she performed Luciano Berio's "Sinfonia", Iannis Xenakis' "Akanthos", George Crumb's "Ancient Voices of Children" and performed and recorded Steve Reich's "The Desert Music". Martha currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Caleb Burhans, and daughter, Fiona.