celebrated Irish pianist and composer, PHILIP MARTIN, has just returned
from his native Dublin where he premiered his third
piano concerto with
the National Symphony of Ireland. This concerto, entitled “The
Nine Orders of Angels” adds an important work to his already
distinguished concerto repertoire of over 60 concertos.
He has used these in his
many concerto appearances in Ireland, the United Kingdom and abroad,
with all the BBC orchestras, the Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic,
of Birmingham Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony
Orchestra and those in London such as the London Sinfonietta,
the LSO and the RPO.
in 2005, he toured Mexico and played recitals of Debussy, Liszt,
Philip Martin and Louis Moreau Gottschalk in the Palace of Fine
Arts. He was immediately requested to return for further concerts.
2007 marks his 60th birthday and he is planning a major National
and International tour under the direction of ArtScope, his
Irish management. In March of this year, his performance of
Gershwins Concerto in F met with particular critical acclaim.
and many other American concerti are but one of his specialities.
He has recorded an eight - volume set of CDs for Hyperion Records
of the music of the colourful 19th century American composer, Louis
Moreau Gottschalk, as well as a critically acclaimed recording called
“The Maidens Prayer” which is heard repeatedly on Classic