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Francisco Martínez

Instrumentalists / Saxophone

Biography

Francisco Martínez completed his formal music study in Alicante and Madrid. Later he completed additional studies in France with Daniel Deffayet, Serge Bichon, and J.M. Londeix. He is a National Music Award Winner as artistic director of Sax-Ensemble

As a soloist, his performances consist of concerts in various halls within Europe, the United States, and Asia. Highlights include work as a soloist with the UCLA Contemporary Ensemble in Los Angeles, the Instrument Ensemble of the Royal Air Forces of Belgium, the Symphonic Orchestra of Córdoba, the International Orchestra Ensemble of Italy, the Gerhard Project, the Chamber Orchestra Villa de Madrid, the Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra and the the Portuguese Symphonic Band, the Madrid Symphonic Orchestra, the Radio and Television Orchestra of Kishinev, Moldavia, the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mediterranean Symphonic Orchestra, the Savitra Chamber Orchestra UAM Symphonic Orchestra, and Sax-Ensemble Chamber Orchestra. With the lasts groups he performed the world premieres of the concerts of Saxophone and Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra by: Manuel Seco, Edison Denisov, Carlos Cruz de Castro, Claudio Prieto, Benet Casablancas, Zulema de la Cruz, Massimo Botter and Tomás Marco.

As an educator, he has taught courses in Vigo, Madrid, Benidorm, the European University of the Saxophone in Gap, France, the European University of the Saxophone in San Juan, Ciudad Real, Almagro, el Escorial, and Madrid, Spain. He has also taught Master Classes in Utrera (Sevilla), Madrid, the University of California in Los Angeles and the University of Minnesota in the USA; the Art School of Kishinev; the Amsterdam, Enschede, and Tilburg Conservatories in the Netherlands; Gap, Paris and Bordeaux in France; Pescara, Faenza, Fermo, Milan, Turin, Roma and Ferrara in Italia, and Porto, Viseu and Aveiro in Portugal. He has participated on various occasions in international saxophone juries. He works at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music of Madrid, were also is director of the Master of New Technologies of Modern Music, for Creators and Interpreters.

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