Julien Martin

Julien Martin

From the suave and seductive melodies of the Renaissance madrigal to the virtuoso solo and concerto repertoire of the Baroque, recorder player Julien Martin has earned a reputation for his charismatic and persuasive performances on the very first "period instrument" of the revival of the repertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to the high Baroque.

Julien Martin studied throughout Europe and received the Diplôme National d’Etudes Superieures de Musique from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon, where he studied with Pierre Hamon. He subsequently worked with Walter van Hauwe at the Amsterdam Conservatory and Pedro Memelsdorff in Milan. He teaches recorder at the conservatory of Levallois-Perret.

He is the recipient of the 2002 Capriccio Stravagante Prize, founded in 1998 to recognize and support exceptional individuality and talent in the fields of Renaissance and Baroque music.

Julien Martin is a soloist member of Capriccio Stravagante and the Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra, and has toured and recorded in the company of Skip Sempé, Josh Cheatham, Sophie Gent and Doron Sherwin.

Concert appearances in Europe include the Cite de la Musique in Paris, the Bach Festivals in Leipzig and Lausanne, the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles; the Festivals of Aldeburgh, Barcelona, Brugge, Helsinki, Montreal Baroque, Printemps des Arts / Nantes, Regensburg, Zermatt, the Folle Journee of Nantes, Bilbao and Lisbon, the Halle Handel Festival, Hamburg / NDR, Nurnberg / Bayerische Rundfunk, BOZAR Music / Brussels and the Concertgebouw Brugge..

In the United States he has performed with Capriccio Stravagante at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, in Los Angeles, San Diego and New Orleans, at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and at Stanford University.

Julien Martin is a featured artist of the Paradizo label. Releases with Capriccio Stravagante include “Paradizo – Consort Music & Airs for the Flute”, a solo Telemann CD including the Recorder Ouverture and “Antico Moderno”, widely acclaimed as the new state-of-the-art recording of the Renaissance diminution repertoire.