Jamie Martin became a conductor after a successful career as a flautist. He grew up in Santander, Spain and studied alongside Antonio Arias. Eventually, he moved to The Hague in Holland and studied with Paul Verhey.
In 2013, Martin became principal conductor and artistic director of Gävle Symphony Orchestra in Sweden with whom he released an acclaimed recording of Brahms’s Serenades on Ondine in March 2017.
Martin has worked with London Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Martin made his operatic debut conducting The Magic Flute at El Escorial in Madrid and at the San Sebastian Festival in 2012. He also debuted with the English National Opera in February of 2013 where he conducted The Barber of Seville. He eventually returned to the English National Opera to conduct The Marriage of Figaro.
Other recordings of Martin include Schubert's Symphony No. 9, Montsalvatge’s Petita Suite Burlesca, Ernesto Halffter’s Sinfonietta, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” among many more.
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