Philip Martin Pianist
Acclaimed Dublin-born pianist and composer PHILIP MARTIN has a unique, sought-after reputation which has made him a distinguished International artist.
He has played with most of the major London orchestras and has given hundreds of broadcasts for RTE and the BBC and abroad, for RIA (Italian radio), SFB (Berlin) and for the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), amongst many others.
His made his Paris debut playing the Samuel Barber piano concerto which he also premiered in Dublin, Ireland. This confirmed his passion and interest in American music and resulted in a UK-US Bi-Centennial Arts Fellowship to the United States. Following this, he made his New York debut as part of the BRITAIN SALUTES NEW YORK FESTIVAL.
Besides Festivals in England, he has performed as pianist and composer in the Tanglewood and Aspen summer schools in the USA and has held several residencies there in various Universities, such as Syracuse,(NY) Bucknell (PA) and De Paul (Chicago) as well as McGill university in Montreal, Canada.
At home, he made his BBC Prom debut in the Royal Albert Hall playing Benjamin Britten’s Diversions for the left- hand with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and returned to play Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini two years later.
He has recorded several highly-praised cds for Hyperion records including a much-lauded boxed-set of the complete piano music of the colourful 19th century pianist-composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
Currently he is recording the complete piano solo works of Billy Mayerl for Somm records.