• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever
TOP

Chicago Sinfonietta Appoints New Principal Double Bass

Bassist Michael Martin will step into the role

 

Bassist Michael Martin has been appointed as the new Principal Double Bass of the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Previously a double bass fellow in the New World Symphony, Martin has also been a Diversity Fellow with the Cincinnati Symphony and an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has also appeared in the Milwaukee, St. Louis, San Diego, and Kansas City symphonies, as well as the Minnesota, Saint Paul, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.

Hailing originally from Allentown, Florida, Martin studied at Northwestern University and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included Tracy Rowell, Andrew Raciti, Owen Lee, and Alexander Hanna.

Alongside his playing, Martin is also the creator of Black Reflections, a three-part panel discussion series on racial justice in music. For this project, he interviewed Black luminaries of classical music and jazz such as Chi-chi Nwanoku, Christian McBride, and Dr. Tammy Kernodle.

Martin has also received mentoring and support from the Sphinx Organization's National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS) scheme.

 

The Chicago Sinfonietta was founded by Paul Freeman in 1987, in response to the lack of opportunity for minority classical musicians, composers, and soloists. The ensemble is currently conducted by Mei-Ann Chen and presents imaginative new works by composers and soloists of color alongside the core repertoire of the canon.

upcoming events

july 2024

16julAll Day27Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello & Baroque Cello Competition(All Day) Thomaskirche Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsBaroque Cello Competition,Cello Competition,Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello Competition

august 2024

19augAll Day24Tibor Varga International Junior Violin Competition(All Day) Ferme-Asile, Promenade des Pêcheurs 10 1950 Sion SuisseEvent Type :competitions Event Tagscompetition,Tibor Varga

22augAll Day01sepKloster Schöntal International Violin Competition(All Day) Schöntal Monastery, Klosterhof 6, 74214 Schöntal, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsKloster Schöntal International Violin Competition

26augAll Day30London Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BS, United KingdomEvent Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competition

30augAll Day01sepBanff International String Quartet Festival(All Day) The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Box 1020 Banff T1L 1H5 Canada Event Type :Other Event TagsBanff International String Quartet Festival,string quartet

CONTACT US
x

Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right