Hailing from Honolulu, Ren MartinDoïké is a versatile performer on a mission to share music with diverse audiences around the world. Ms. MartinDoïké has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas as a soloist and member of a diverse range of ensembles including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Duo RenJi, and the Rietveld Jazz Quintet. Often heard on the radio, Ms. MartinDoïké has performed for broadcasts on National Public Radio (NPR), Radio France, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), as well as RTHK television in Hong Kong. More recently, she appeared in Death in Montmartre, an RTHK film production for which she also recorded original arrangements.

Named a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar and Artist in Residence at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, Ms. MartinDoïké is also the recipient of  the Fontys prize from the Rubinstein International Viola Competition in Germany. Ms. MartinDoïké is also an award winning chamber musician, taking home First Prize in the string quartet division at the Fondation Maurice Ravel Competition and the Prix de musique de chambre at the Conservatoire américain de Fontainebleau (France).

Ms. MartinDoïké has enjoyed musical collaborations with Hilary Hahn and Joshua Bell, as well as members of the Johannes and Dover String Quartets, among others.  Ms. MartinDoïké plays regularly with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has also served as principal viola of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, New York String Orchestra, and Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra (Japan).  As principal viola of the Curtis 20/21 Chamber Orchestra, she toured with Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo as a part of their  Two x Four Project, which resulted in a Grammy Award nominated album on the Cedille label. 

Notable recent performances include solo recitals at the Festival des Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad (Switzerland) and Fondation des États-Unis (France), Bravo! Vail Festival (Colorado) residency with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the premier of Archipelago for solo viola by John B Hedges, specially commissioned for her by the Curtis Institute of Music in honour of Laura and Kenneth Mitchell.  A Bang on a Can summer music festival alumna, Ms. MartinDoïké has also premiered numerous other works, including Toccatina à la Turk by Atar Arad, Unusta IV by Riho Esko Maimets, and Prisoner of the White Lines by Gabriella Smith.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. MartinDoïké earned her master’s degree from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, receiving a unanimous first prize from the jury, along with top marks for her thesis and world premier recording “Sonate pour deux altos d’Alain Louvier: Analyse, poétique, et guide pour l’interprète”.