Maximiliano Martin - Clarinet
‘Martin was a tour de force’ The Herald
Spanish clarinettist Maximiliano Martín is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation. He is in constant demand internationally as solo clarinettist, chamber musician, orchestra player and teacher. Highlights for 2014 include solo concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Real Filarmonía de Galicia and Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, numerous chamber music festivals in important venues like Wigmore Hall, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Chichester, Petworth, East Neuk, Cottiers, Paxton…and also masterclasses in UK, Europe and the Far East.
After being appointed Principal Clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2002 and winning the Young Artists Platform Competition in the same year, he has since made debuts at the Wigmore Hall, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, St Davids Hall Cardiff, Perth Concert Hall, St George’s Bristol, Brighton and East Neuk Festivals and overseas at the Tallinn Festival, Palau de la Musica Catalana and Teatro Monumental in Madrid.
As a soloist Martin has performed all the major concertos with orchestras such as the SCO, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Lundstateorkester Malmo, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban ( South Africa) and Macedonian Philharmonic under the baton of Brüggen, Manze, Antonini, Swensen, McGegan, Gonzalez and Boico. He has enjoyed collaborations with London Winds, Hebrides Ensemble, Doric String Quartet, Edinburgh String Quartet, Badke String Quartet and with other artists such as Maurice Bourgue, Sergio Azzolini, Pekka Kuusisto, Christian Zacharias, Jack Liebeck, Llyr Williams, Julian Milford, Thomas Carroll and Radovan Vlatković.
Martin is a member of the London Conchord Ensemble. The group has a residency at Champs Hill and play regularly in the U.K and abroad, including venues such as Wigmore Hall or the Concertgebauw Chamber Series and last year at the Library of Congress in Washington. They record regularly for Champs Hill Records (Menotti Clarinet Trio, Poulenc Complete Chamber Music) and Orchid Classics (Glinka Trio Pathetique).
Martin has performed in the most important concert halls and international festivals (Vienna, Lucern, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin, Cologne, Miami, Madrid, Istanbul, Zurich and Paris) with orchestras such the LSO, COE, CBSO, Hallé Orchestra, Orquesta de Cadaques, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Kammerorkester, Orquesta de RTVE Española, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, and worked with prestigious conductors like Abbado, Haitink, Colin Davis, Mackerras, Marriner, Ticciati and Litton.
Martin recorded for Linn Records his debut album “Fantasia”, the Mozart and Weber Clarinet Concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Times and his second solo album Vibraciones del Alma. Numerous broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 in the recent years have included the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Poulenc Sextet and Beethoven Piano and winds quintet. His new disc with Brahms Clarinet Sonatas has been extremely well received. Future releases will include the Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets and the Beethoven and Mozart piano and winds quintets with London Conchord Ensemble.
Maximiliano is also very active in the education field giving masterclasses all over the world, recent places include Royal College of Music, Royal Northern School of Music, Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Canarias, Orquesta Joven de Barcelona, Royal Scottish Academy of Music, Malmo Academy of Music (Sweden), University of Kangnam (Seoul, South Korea) and Chethams School of Music.
Maximiliano was born in La Orotava (Tenerife) and studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Tenerife, Barcelona School of Music and at the Royal College of Music in London where he held the prestigious Wilkins-Mackerras Scholarship, graduated with distinction and received the Frederick Thurston and Golden Jubilee Prizes. His teachers have included Joan Enric Lluna, Richard Hosford and Robert Hill. Martin was a prizewinner in the Howarth Clarinet Competition of London and at the Bristol Chamber Music International Competition.
He is one of the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Festival of La Villa de La Orotava, held every year in his home town.
Maximiliano Martin is a Buffet Crampon Artist and plays with Buffet Tosca Clarinets