Instructor profile

Martyna Bleke



What do you love about music?

You can put all your soul into it and play the way you feel.

Who is your favorite artist?

Frederic Chopin

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Muza Chopin Complete works 1950 - Wladyslaw Szpilman
6 Cello Suites - Maisky Misha
Soul of the Tango - Astor Piazzolla & Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone - Yo-Yo Ma
Wonders - The Piano Guys

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Symphony of the Lakes, Marion Philharmonic, PFW faculty trio, Heartland Sings, Evermore Strings, and a string duo with Candace Murphy.


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Martyna Bleke is an accomplished cellist and instructor whose talents have taken her around the world. Born in Rzeszow, Poland, Bleke earned her master of arts from the Karol Lipinski University of Music. Since that time, Martyna has been an active participant in various orchestral projects. She has recorded the works of Brahms in the studio of the Polish Radio and Television in Wroclaw, performing for the grand opening of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany, and had the pleasure to work under the great conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur. In 2014, Martyna moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she has remained an active member of the region’s arts community. From cello instructor at PFW, Sweetwater Academy/Mynett Music, and the Community Arts Academy to her performances with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the PFW faculty trio, Heartland Sings, and principal cellist of the PFW community orchestra, she always has her cello by her side.