Maximiliano MartÃn grew up in Tenerife and studied at the Escuela de MÃºsica de Barcelona with Joan Enric Lluna and with Richard Hosford and Robert Hill at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London. The Principal Clarinet of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) since 2002, he was a prize winner in the Howarth Clarinet Competition of London and at the Bristol Chamber Music International Competition and has performed concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Real FilarmonÃa de Galicia, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta de Camara Reina SofÃa and Orquesta FilarmÃ³nica de Gran Canaria. He has made his debut as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world’s most prestigious venues including the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall in London, Library of Congress in Washington, Mozart Hall in Seoul, Durban City Hall in South Africa and Palau de la MÃºsica in Barcelona.
As a chamber musician, Maximiliano is a member of the London Conchord Ensemble (LCE) and has collaborated with Cuarteto Casals, Christian Zacharias, Julian Milford, FranÃ§ois Leleux, Jack Liebeck and Kris Bezuidenhout. Often invited as a guest principal clarinettist, he has frequently appeared with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orquesta de Cadaqués, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
His extensive discography include Mozart and Weber Clarinet Concertos with SCO (LINN), two recital discs, Fantasia and Vibraciones del Alma (LINN), Divertimento SCO Wind Soloists (LINN), Messiaen’s Quartet for the end of the Time with Hebrides Ensemble (LINN), Brahms Clarinet Sonatas with Julian Milford (CHR), Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets with the Badke Quartet (CHR) and two discs with London Conchord Ensemble, From Vienna (CHR) and St Petersburg (Orchid Classics). Future recordings include R. Strauss Duet Concertino with Peter Whelan and Robin Ticciati (LINN) , Beethoven Chamber Music for Winds ( LINN) and a Stephen Dodgson’s chamber music disc (NAXOS).
Maximiliano is one of the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Festival of La Villa de La Orotava, held every year in his home town. He is a Buffet Crampon Artist and plays with Buffet Tosca Clarinets.
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