Martha Bonta

Executive Producer, Live Events and Special Programming, WQXR

Martha Bonta is executive producer for live events and special programming at WQXR radio, including WQXR’s presentations at its live event venue,  The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. 

She produces Carnegie Hall Live, WQXR’s national radio series, and oversees partnerships with such New York cultural institutions as the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, The Frick Collection, Merkin Concert Hall and Symphony Space.   Special programming she has produced in The Greene Space includes marathon performances of the complete piano sonatas and string quartets of Beethoven, and special appearances by violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Andras Schiff, and tenor Juan Diego Florez, among others.  Prior to Bonta’s work at WQXR, she was director of artistic planning and touring at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a vice president at IMG Artists. A Yale graduate in English, Bonta is also a cellist and choral singer.   She lives in New Jersey with her husband, the writer Mark Rotella, and their two children.