Jaime Martín has risen quickly to international acclaim as a conductor in recent years following his prominent career as a flautist. In 2013 he became Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gävle Symphony Orchestra. He also Chief Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, an orchestra that performs regularly throughout Spain and has a broad international touring programme. Martín is also Artistic Director of the Santander International Festival.
Highlights of Martín’s 16/17 season include return visits to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfònica de Barcelona and Philharmonia Orchestra. He also makes debuts with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Helsingborg Symphony,the RTE Symphony Orchestra in Dublin and RTVE Orchestra in Madrid.
Since turning to conducting only five years ago he has worked with an impressive list of orchestras that includes the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, London Mozart Players, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, National Orchestra Lyon, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Ulster Orchestra and Winterthur Orchestra.
Jaime Martín made his operatic debut conducting Magic Flute at El Escorial Madrid and San Sebastian Festival in August 2012. He made his debut at the English National Opera in February 2013 conducting Barber of Seville and returned in autumn 2014 to conduct Marriage of Figaro.
Martín’s latest recording, a CD of Brahms’ Serenades with the Gavle Symphony Orchestra for Ondine, is released in March 2017. Other recordings include Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, Montsalvatge’s Petita Suite Burlesca, Halffter’s Sinfonietta and Beethoven’s Symphony. No.3 “Eroica” with the Orquestra de Cadaqués; Toldrà’s Suite en Mi, Garreta’s Concert per a violí iorquestra, a CD of works by Granados, Garreta, Taltabull, and Lamote de Grigno, Agustí Charles’s Elapsed Memories, Double Variations and Effigies II and Albéniz’s Catalonia, Escenes Simfóniques Catalanes and Suite Orquestral de l’òperaPepita Jiménez with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. All CDs were released on the Tritó label to critical acclaim. Solo recordings include Mozart concertos with Sir Neville Marriner, a premiere recording of the Sinfonietta Concerto for Flute and Orchestra written for him by Xavier Montsalvatge and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, Bach works for flute, violin, and piano with Murray Perahia and the Academy of St. Martín in the Fields for Sony and the Mozart flute quartet for EMI, amongst others.
Born in Santander, Spain, Jaime Martín studied with Antonio Arias in Madrid and later with Paul Verhey in The Hague, Holland.