Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal

Joanne Pearce Martin

Principal keyboard player of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Joanne Pearce Martin performs all over the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. The Los Angeles Times has described her performances as having “unusual fervor and fluency” and “propulsive, interactive pianism.”

Martin’s performances have spanned four continents, including many well-known music festivals and concert series. Numerous Southern California appearances include those with the L.A. Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series and Chamber Music Society, Camerata Pacifica, South Bay Chamber Music Society, and the Ojai, Mainly Mozart and San Luis Obispo Mozart festivals. She has premiered 13 new works with Pacific Serenades.

Martin has made numerous solo appearances with the L.A. Philharmonic on piano, harpsichord, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ. As a member of the L.A. Phil Piano Trio, she has performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at the Hollywood Bowl.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Martin has performed as a soloist with other orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and England’s Huddersfield Philharmonic. She is in great demand as a collaborative artist and has given joint recitals with such renowned artists as Joshua Bell, Lynn Harrell, Iona Brown, Aaron Rosand, Joseph Silverstein and Julius Baker.

Additionally, Martin and her husband Gavin Martin often perform together on two pianos. She has appeared on all of the major U.S. television networks and was featured on The Learning Channel. She has recorded commercially for Centaur, Summit, and Albany records, as well as the Yamaha Disklavier Piano recording software.

Martin made her LACO debut at the 2006 Musaic chamber music marathon.

Joanne Pearce Martin

Photo: Gerry Melendez