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Maximiliano Martín

Principal Clarinet

Spanish Clarinettist and international soloist Maximiliano Martín is one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation. He combines his position of Principal Clarinet of the SCO with solo, chamber music engagements and masterclasses all around the world.

Martín has made his debut as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world's most prestigious venues including the BBC Proms Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall, Library of Congress in Washington, Mozart Hall in Seoul, Laeiszhalle Hamburg in Germany, Durban City Hall in South Africa, and Teatro Monumental in Madrid. Highlights of the past years have included concertos with the SCO, European Union Chamber Orchestra, and Orquesta Filarmónica de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, amongst others. He performs regularly with ensembles and artists such as London Conchord Ensemble, Doric and Casals String Quartets, Francois Leleux, Pekka Kuusisto and Llŷr Williams.

He is one of the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Festival of La Villa de La Orotava, held every year in his hometown. Maximiliano Martín is a Buffet Crampon Artist and plays with Buffet Tosca Clarinets.

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

Maximiliano's Chair is kindly supported by Stuart and Alison Paul
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