Martin Nocedal is a cello and chamber music faculty member at Midwest Young Artists. He graduated from Northwestern University where he studied cello with Hans Jorgen Jensen, and received his Masters in cello from the University of Michigan, where he was a graduate fellow and instructor in cello performance. Martin has also been Director of Orchestras at Davenport Central and Maine South High Schools. He has been a Finalist in the Fischoff and St. Paul Chamber Music Competitions, and performed at the U.S. Embassies in Madrid and Lisbon. Martin has studied chamber music with members of the Pacifica, Guarneri, Vermeer, Cassat, Ravel, and Pro Arte String Quartets, and in 2008 was invited to play in the Telecast String Quartet Workshop with the Guarneri Quartet as part of their farewell tour. Martin been an associate member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and performs as a chamber musician and orchestra player throughout the Chicago area.