Martín photo Alexander Lindström

photo Alexander Lindström

Jaime Martín


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 and he is also chief conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués and artistic director of the Santander International Festival.

Highlights of Martin’s 2016-17 season include return visits to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Sinfònica de Barcelona and Philharmonia orchestras. He will also make his debut with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic; Helsingborg Symphony; and the Colorado Symphony, RTE Symphony and RTVE orchestras.

Since turning to conducting five years ago he has worked with the London Philharmonic, Philharmonique de Radio France, Saint Paul Chamber, New Zealand Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Royal Scottish National, National du Capitol de Toulouse, Swedish Radio Symphony, Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Lausanne Chamber, Lyon National, Ulster, and Winterthur orchestras; Beijing Symphony; Academy of St Martín in the Fields; and London Mozart Players.

Martín made his operatic debut conducting The Magic Flute at El Escorial Madrid and San Sebastian Festival in 2012. He made his debut at the English National Opera in 2013 conducting The Barber of Seville and returned in 2014 to conduct The Marriage of Figaro.

Martín’s 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; and Toldrà’s Suite en mi, Garreta’s Concert per a violí i orquestra, an album of works by Granados, Garreta, Taltabull and Lamote de Grigno, Agustí Charles’s Elapsed Memories, Double Variations and Effigies, Albéniz’s Catalonia, Escenes Simfóniques Catalanes and Suite Orquestral de l’òpera Pepita Jiménez with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, all on the Tritó label.

Born in Santander, Spain, Jaime Martín studied with Antonio Arias in Madrid and later with Paul Verhey in The Hague, Holland.