Martin combines a busy teaching, conducting and performing career. Currently he teaches singing at Sibford School, as well as teaching privately from his home in Banbury.
Martin has been Musical Director with Warriner Choral Society since 2004. In that time he has conducted Faure?s Requiem, Haydn?s Little Organ Mass, Puccini & Rossini's Messa di Gloria, Haydn?s The Seasons, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Beethoven?s Mass in C and Bizet's Carmen to name but a few.
He held the position of Musical Director with Bicester Choral and Operatic Society from May 1999 to Jan 2003 with whom he conducted a wide range of musical genres from Purcell to Broadway musicals. He is delighted to pick up the baton with them once again, having been appointed as their new Musical Director from May this year.
Martin founded the respected Akeman Voices chamber choir in 1999 to fulfil his desire to present high quality, intimate, performances of renaissance and baroque music, of a mainly a capella style. This skilled ensemble of semi-professional singers performs across the county. He has acted as Chorus Master at Stowe Opera since 2002: Rusalka, Don Carlos, Hansel and Gretel, the critically acclaimed production of Carmen and most recently Marriage of Figaro.
In 2005 Martin was Musical Director on Pirates of Penzance with The Musical Youth Company of Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse.
In 2010 Martin was appointed Musical Director for the Deddington Festival ?Come and Sing? workshop and performance day with Carl Orff?s masterpiece Carmina Burana. In 2011 singers from around Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties came together to rehearse and perform Karl Jenkins? The Armed Man and earlier this year he directed singers through a concert performance of The Mikado.
Martin has been joint Musical Director of Banbury Choral society, alongside Julian Harris since the end of 2010.
As a performer, Martin works in both opera and concert hall. His busy schedule takes him all over the UK and Europe working with such companies as British Youth Opera, St. Albans Chamber Opera, Stowe Opera, Pavilion Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera Box, Swansea City Opera and The Spoleto Festival under Richard Hickox.
He has also recorded for Chandos, BBC Music Magazine, BBC Television, ITV Television and Britannia Music.
Martin in Rehearsal mode! Martin in unusual headgear at Last Night of the Proms!
Contact Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org