Maximiliano Martín

Spanish clarinettist Maximiliano Martín is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation.

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 Wigmore Hall, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, St David’s Hall Cardiff, Perth Concert Hall, St George’s Bristol, Brighton and East Neuk Festivals and overseas at the Tallin Festival, Palau de la Musica Catalana and Teatro Monumental in Madrid.

As a soloist,  Maximiliano 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 and with other artists such as Maurice Bourgue, Sergio Azzolini, Pekka Kuusisto, Christian Zacharias, Jack Liebeck, Llyr Williams, Julian Milford and Radovan Vlatković.

He 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 Espanola, 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 Clarinet Concerto 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. Future releases will include Weber Concertos with SCO,  Mozart and Beethoven piano and winds quintets and Brahms Clarinet Sonatas and Quintet.

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. He 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.


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