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 is also Chief Conductor of Orquestra de Cadaqués and Artistic Director of the Santander International Festival.
Highlights of Martín’s 17/18 season include the opening of the season of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Joshua Bell as soloist, debuts with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Bilbao Symphony, Essen Philharmonic and Bordeaux orchestras, as well as returns to the New Zealand Symphony, RTE Symphony and Swedish Radio Symphony orchestras. He also brings the Orquesta de Cadaqués to Salzburg in a three-concert residency at the Grosse Festspielhaus.
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, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfònica de Barcelona and the Philharmonia Orchestra as well as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTVE Orchestra in Madrid, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, London Mozart Players, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Ulster Orchestra and Winterthur Orchestra.
Martín made his operatic debut conducting The 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 The Barber of Seville and returned in autumn 2014 to conduct The Marriage of Figaro.
Martín’s recordings include the Brahms Serenades with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra for Ondine as well as Songs of Destiny, a recording of Brahms choral works with the Gävle Symphony and Eric Ericson choir. He has also recorded Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, Montsalvatge’s Petita Suite Burlesca, Halffter’s Sinfonietta and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” with Orquestra de Cadaqués and various discs with Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya for Tritó. In 2015 he recorded James Horner’s last symphonic work; “Collages” for four horns and orchestra.
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. Martin in the Fields for Sony, and 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.