Described by The Observer [July 2018] as the “unchallenged sovereign of the Ondes Martenot”, Cynthia Millar’s most recent performances include concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms. The 2018-19 season includes returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and NHK Symphony Orchestra.
In 2016, Cynthia premiered the Ondes Martenot part specially written for her by Thomas Adès in his opera The Exterminating Angel at the Salzburg Festival, and subsequently at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Danish Opera in March 2018. Since her first performance of the Turangalîla Symphonie at the 1986 BBC Proms with the National Youth Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, she has played the piece around 200 times with some of the world’s leading conductors, including Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel and Saraki Oramo. Cynthia has also played in well over 100 film and television scores and has written music for film, television and theatre, including scores for Robert Wise, Arthur Penn and Peter Yates.