Born into a family of musicians, Martin Sher studied violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Peabody Institute with eminent violinist and pedagogue Victor Danchenko. He went on to receive a Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook studying viola with Misha Amory of the Brentano String Quartet. In 2000, he joined the Colorado Symphony Orchestra as a member of the viola section where he served until 2007. From 2003 to 2006, Sher also enjoyed playing in the Berlin Philharmonic as a regular guest member. He has participated in recordings for the NSS, OMAC and Naxos labels with the Colorado Symphony under Marin Alsop, and on EMI and Deutsche Grammophon with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. During his tenure in Colorado, Sher was a member of the Boulder Piano Quartet, which was the resident ensemble at the Boulder Public Library in Boulder, Colorado. In 2007 Sher was chosen to participate in the League of American Orchestra’s prestigious Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, and subsequently joined the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as VP of Artistic Planning. Since 2012, Sher has been the VP and General Manager of the North Carolina Symphony where he oversees the orchestra, operations, artistic and educational areas of the institution. Martin Sher is married to Cecily Sher and the two have a son, Aidan.