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Martín, Maximiliano (clarinet)
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Maximiliano Martín (clarinet)

Spanish clarinettist Maximiliano Martín has established himself as one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation.

Maximiliano was born in La Orotava (Tenerife) and studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Tenerife, Barcelona School of Music and at the Royal College of Music in London where he held the prestigious Wilkins-Mackerras Scholarship. He graduated with distinction from the RCM and received the Frederick Thurston and Golden Jubilee Prizes. His teachers have included Joan Enric Lluna, Richard Hosford and Robert Hill. Maximiliano was a prize-winner in the Howarth Clarinet Competition of London and at the Bristol Chamber Music International Competition.

Maximiliano Martín was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2002, and won the Young Artists Platform Competition in the same year. He has performed all the major concertos with orchestras including the SCO, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Lundstateorkester Malmö, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban (South Africa) and Macedonian Philharmonic under 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 artists including Maurice Bourgue, Sergio Azzolini, Pekka Kuusisto, Christian Zacharias, Jack Liebeck, Llŷr Williams, Julian Milford and Radovan Vlatković.

Maximiliano is a member of the London Conchord Ensemble. The group has a residency at Champs Hill and plays regularly in the UK and abroad, including in the Concertgebouw Chamber Series, and at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., USA. They record regularly for Champs Hill Records (Menotti Clarinet Trio, Poulenc Complete Chamber Music) and Orchid Classics (Glinka Trio pathétique).

He has performed in the most prestigious concert halls and international festivals (Vienna, Lucerne, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin, Cologne, Miami, Madrid, Istanbul, Zurich and Paris) with orchestras such the London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Orquesta de Cadaqués, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Kammerorkester, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, working with renowned conductors including Abbado, Haitink, Davis, Mackerras, Ticciati and Litton.

Maximiliano Martín has recorded several albums with Linn: his solo albums Fantasia and Vibraciones del Alma; the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with the Hebrides Ensemble. Numerous broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 have included the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Poulenc Sextet and Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds.

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 Martín is a Buffet Crampon Artist and plays with Buffet Tosca Clarinets.


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