Very versatile pianist playing everything from classical to jazz--very experienced in working with singers and all instrumentalists

Woolwich, Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

John Martin is one of Australia’s most diverse, sensitive, award-winning pianists. He plays for recitals, ensembles, classical concerts through to jazz, popular music & cabaret. John’s warm, vibrant personality & eclectic performance skills are legendary; comfortably embracing live radio broadcasts, John has become a regularly featured artist on Classic FM’s Breakfast, Drive & Thursday Live programs.

An intricate part of John’s professional career has also seen him accompanying & mentoring literally hundreds of graduating vocalists, wind, brass & string instrumentalists through their public examination recitals & assessments. As the recipient of two prestigious, overseas study grants awarded by The Music Board of Australia & Australia’s Opera Foundation, John studied & worked in London under the tutelage of two world-renowned pianists: Clifford Benson & Paul Hamburger, strengthening his accompanist skills with both vocal & instrumental ensembles. It was during his 7 year residency at The Waldorf Hotel in Central London, John was acclaimed “as one of England’s greatest cocktail pianists.”

John Martin has also received extensive ABC Radio airplay with the CDs entitled The Music of Ann Carr-Boyd, a classical composer of international renown, produced by Robert Allworth, and Moonbeams Kiss the Sea with cellist Susan Blake, featuring music by Australian composers.

His CDs Ancient Rivers, a collection of Australian piano music, and Simply Cor Anglais with virtuoso Cor Anglais player Rachel Tolmie, are available from Wirripang Publications. Shortly to record "Blues for Mademoiselle", a collection of blues and rags also for Wirripang.

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