RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Gävle Symphony Orchestra
In September 2019 Jaime Martín became Chief Conductor of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gävle Symphony Orchestra since 2013, and his time there has brought the orchestra a new level of international recognition through highly acclaimed recordings and touring performances.
Having spent many years as a highly regarded flautist, working with the most inspiring conductors of our time, Jaime turned to conducting full-time in 2013 and has become very quickly sought after at the highest level. Upcoming engagements include return visits to the London Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, RTVE National Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, Colorado Symphony and Gulbenkian orchestras. He will also conduct multiple world and regional premieres of works by composers Ellen Reid, Andrew Norman, Missy Mazoli, Derrick Spiva, Albert Schnelzer and Juan Pablo Contreras.
2018/2019 featured performances in Madrid and London with the London Symphony Orchestra featuring Christian Tetzlaff as soloist, concerts with Joshua Bell and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and a nine-concert tour of Europe with the London Philharmonic Orchestra which included performances at the Gasteig in Munich and the Cologne Philharmonie. He also made his conducting debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Gävle Symphony and conducted an extensive tour of Switzerland and an appearance at the Prague Spring Festival with Orquestra de Cadaqués.
Martín has also worked with an impressive list of orchestras that includes the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Swedish Radio Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saabruecken, Essen Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Jaime made his operatic debut conducting The Magic Flute at El Escorial Madrid and San Sebastian Festival in August 2012. His debut at the English National Opera in February 2013 conducting The Barber of Seville led to a return in autumn 2014 to conduct The Marriage of Figaro.
Martín has recorded a series for Ondine Records with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra; this includes the Brahms Serenades, Songs of Destiny, Brahms choral works with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, and a recording of the Brahms Piano Quartet arranged by Schoenberg, which was released in February 2019. He has also recorded Schubert Symphony No. 9 and Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” with Orquestra de Cadaqués and various discs with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra for Tritó Records. In 2015 he recorded James Horner’s last symphonic work “Collages” for four horns and orchestra with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a flautist, Martin was principal flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, English National Opera, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and London Philharmonic Orchestra. Very sought after as a soloist, he made a recording of Mozart flute concertos with Sir Neville Marriner, the premiere recording of Sinfonietta Concerto for Flute and Orchestra written for him by Xavier Montsalvatge and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, and Bach works for flute, violin, and piano with Murray Perahia and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for Sony.
"Martín’s detailed performance took on heady swagger, and his infectious enjoyment of the music communicated to the orchestra and audience alike"
- John Allison, The Telegraph
"Martín expertly teases out the orchestral textures, allowing us to appreciate the subtlety of Brahms’s string- and woodwind-writing"
- Tim Ashley, Gramophone
Martín was the Artistic Director of the Santander International Festival until 2019. Over the last five years he has brought financial stability and created a platform for some of the most exciting artists in their fields, ranging from symphony orchestras and baroque ensembles to education workshops and ballet companies. He was also a founding member of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, with whom he has been associated for thirty years, and where he has held the title of Chief Conductor since 2012.
Jaime Martín is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, London, where he was a flute professor. He now enjoys working with many of his former students in orchestras around the world.