Christopher Martin (trumpeter)

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Christopher Martin
Origin Marietta, Georgia, United States
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Trumpeter
Associated acts Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic

Christopher Martin is an American trumpet player who was named the principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic in May 2016 and began his tenure there in September 2016.[1]He has also served as Principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2005-2016) and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and as Associate Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra.[2] During his time in Chicago, Martin gave the world premieres of several trumpet concerti, notably Christopher Rouse's Heimdall's Trumpet in 2012.[3]

Martin is a native of Marietta, Georgia and an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer. [4] He is a runner, and has completed numerous marathons. He also was a member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993.[5]

Martin is also an active teacher, having served as an adjunct professor of trumpet at Northwestern University and as a coach for the Chicago Civic Orchestra. He co-founded the National Brass Symposium in 2010 with his brother Michael Martin (trumpeter with the Boston Symphony Orchestra).[6]

He lives with his wife Margaret - an organist and pianist with whom he occasionally gives recitals - and his daughter Claire.


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