, a founding member of the Cadaqués Orchestra
, was yesterday officially appointed chief conductor of the orchestra, in an act held in Madrid at the Café de la Opera in calle Arrieta 6. He will share this post with Gianandrea Noseda
– chief conductor since 1994, year in which he won the Cadaqués Orchestra conducting composition – who will continue as principal and chief conductor, and with Sir Neville Marriner
, who is principal guest conductor.
His first performance in this post will take place in a very special context. Two concerts in Zaragoza and Madrid where Jaime Martin will be accompanied by Lisa Batiashvili on this tour with the Cadaqués Orchestra
. The concerts will take place on Monday 7 February at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid
and Tuesday 8 February at the Auditorio de Zaragoza
, as part of the Ibermúsica Cycle
If you are interested, here you can consult the recordings made by the Cadaqués Orchestra.
After an intense career as a flute soloist, Jaime Martín entered in the world of orchestral conduction at the hand of Sir Neville Marriner, who presented him on a joint tour of Spain with the Cadaqués Orchestra. Since then he has conducted the Manchester Camerata, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, the Simfònica del Vallès and the Sinfónica de Galicia, among others. In the forthcoming months he will work with Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Cadaqués Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the London Mozart Players, and he will make his operatic debut in Il barbiere di Siviglia
with the English National Opera.
On the Tritó label he has recorded Beethoven's Third Symphony
and the Sinfonietta by Ernesto Halffter
with the Cadaqués Orchestra, as well as two CDs with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, with works by the composers Agustí Charles
and Isaac Albéniz
Born in Santander, Jaime Martín studied in Madrid and later in The Hague (Holland). He has been flute soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the orchestra of the English National Opera, and has also held the same position on numerous occasions with the Cadaqués Orchestra. He is currently flute soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a teacher at the Royal College of Music in London.
As a flute soloist he has performed with a large number of orchestras including the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Virtuosos of Moscow, the Orquesta de Santa Cecilia de Roma, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Sinfónica de Galicia, the Sinfónica de Radio y Televisión Española, the Sinfónica de Castilla y León, etc. On the Tritó label, with the Cadaqués Orchestra, he has recorded Mozart’s concertos for flute and orchestra under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner and the Sinfonietta Concerto
by Xavier Montsalvatge under Gianandrea Noseda. He has also recorded Bach’s concertos for flute, violin and piano for Sony, with Murray Perahia and the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, and the Mozart Quartets for flute and strings for EMI.
Jaime Martín has performed chamber music with artists such as Julian Bream, Beaux Arts Trio, Pinchas Zukermann and Pierre Laurant Aimard, and has made numerous recordings with the Gaudier Ensemble.
He has been chief conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra
the end of 2010.
Jaime Martín and the Cadaqués Orchestra in the media
Jaime Martín, nombrado director titular de la Orquesta de Cadaqués (Revista Doce Notas)
J.Martín quiere "europeizar" a la Orquesta de Cadaqués con sus "contactos"
«La dirección de orquesta me da una increíble sensación de libertad»
(El diario montañés)
Jaime Martín asume la dirección de la Orquesta de Cadaqués para darle dimensión internacional
El flautista de Cadaqués