Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), Ivan Martin is nowadays recognized by critics and audiences as one of the most brilliant pianists of his generation.
He collaborates regulary with practically all spanish orchestras as well as London Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Orchestre de Paris, Strasbourg Philharmonic orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Praga Virtuosi, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Zagreb Philharmonic, Monterey Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony, Montevideo Philharmonic, Santiago de Chile Symphony, Jeneuses Musicales World Orchestra, etc., with conductors such as Gerd Albrecht, Max Bragado, Josep Caballé Domenech, Marzio Conti, Justin Brown, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrew Gurlay, Günter Herbig, Pedro Halffter, Eliahu Inbal, Lü Jia, Vladimir Jurowsky, Christoph König, Jean Jacques Kantorow, Kirill Karabits, Adrian Leaper, Paul Mann, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, Juanjo Mena, Roberto Montenegro, John Neschling, Josep Pons, Alejandro Posada, Christophe Rousset, Antoni Ros Marbá, George Pehlivanian, Michael Sanderling, Michael Schønwandt, Dima Slobodeniouk, Georges Tchitchinadze or Antoni Wit.
He has been invited to perform in “New York International Keyboard Festival” (EE.UU.), “Orford International Music Festival” (Canadá), “Festival International La Roque d’Anthéron” (Francia), “Festival International La Folle Journée” (France and Spain), “Festival Internacional de Grandes Pianistas” (Chile), “Festival Internacional Cervantino” (Mexico), “International Music Festival Macao” (China), “Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada” (España), “Festival Internacional de Música de Perelada” (España) or “Festival de Música de Canarias” (España), visiting the most prestigious concert halls around the World, such as Berliner Konzerthaus, Berliner Staatsoper, Berliner Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Salle Pleyel (Paris), New York Carnegie Hall or Beijing National Center for Performing Arts.
Engaged with the musical creation, Iván Martín has featured several premieres by composers such as Antón García Abril, Cristóbal Halffter, Pedro Halffter, Pilar Jurado, Ramón Paús and, more recently, Enric Palomar and Michael Nyman whom he has premiered their piano concertos.
He has recently made his debut as a conductor with several orchestras such as “Real Filharmonia de Santiago” and “Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León”, and founded “Galdós Ensemble”, a new and versatile orchestral group to perform music from the Baroque and Classic era as well as modern and contemporary ages.
He has recorded several programs for radio and televisión in Spain, France, Italy, Brasil and United States, and as Warner Music artist, after his first cd dedicated to Antonio Soler piano sonatas which has been warmly welcomed by audiences and critics, receiving the best reviews considering it as a “reference” and been nominated for “XV Spanish National Music Awards”, Iván Martín has recently launched his second album performing Mozart and Schröter piano concertos, which has quickly gained a great acclaim. He is currently working on his next three albums for Sony Classical, which are going to be launched along 2014 and 2015.
Next engagements include presentations at New York Carnegie Hall, Canada, Germany, Austria, Swiss, Italy, Argentina and China, performing solo recitals and collaborating with several orchestras and conductors. Iván Martín has been, for first time in its history, artist in residence of Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra for season 2012-2013 and is currently artist in residence of Miguel Delibes Cultural Centre in Valladolid.
Iván Martín is piano professor of the Alfonso X el Sabio university.