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Jorge Martín, Composer


Hello, and thanks for stopping by my website! For those of you who don’t know, I’m a composer who’s been at it since the 90s as a free-lancer. I got my MA and DMA from Columbia and I’m glad to say that’s long since past. I write in any genre and have written in most, but vocal music is my favorite, and yes, I am one of those forlorn souls smitten by opera, the worst bitch goddess of all. But one at whose feet I gladly worship. I was born in Cuba but grew up in New Jersey from age 6. This simple fact has created all sorts of identity issues, not irrelevant to me as an artist. I live in Vermont, which is my home state, but also have a base in NYC, which I consider my home city. The fact I profoundly enjoy both deepest countryside and the citiest city on earth probably also says something about me. You will not be surprised to learn I also have family in Miami.

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The Vermont Symphony Orchestra; “Serenata” in Boca Raton; Folk tune project; Song CD from GPRRecords; viola sola; Jennifer Rivera 

“PLUNDERED HEARTS” CD RELEASED ON JUNE 24! You can order “Plundered Hearts, Songs by Jorge Martín” on amazon.com. Heather Johnson and Andrew Garland with Jason Wirth at the piano perform several songs and sets from 1997-2011. On GPRRecords.

BONUS TRACKS!! These songs couldn’t fit on the CD, so GPR Records has kindly issued them as “bonus tracks,” available for listening free. The Two Rilke Songs are sung by Andrew Garland with Jason Wirth at the piano. For details and to listen, go here.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has commissioned fanfares for their 2014-15 season to open their concerts and mine will be the first one, on Saturday October 25, 8 p.m., at the Flynn Theater in Burlington, VT.

Serenata, Cuban Suite No. 1″ for violin and piano, was performed on Sunday September 28, 2014 at Colgate College with Laura Klugherz on the violin And Steven Heyman at the piano. Ms. Klugherz specializes in the music of Spain and the Caribbean. Ms. Klugherz will be performing the work again at Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL on Sunday February 1, 2015.

Phoenix Concerts in New York City will be recording their recent program “The Folk Tune Project” on GPR Records; to celebrate their 10th season Phoenix Concerts commissioned short piano trios inspired by folk tunes. I am one of the composers and my piece is called “Caprichito, Cuban Suite No. 3″; the performers are Roger Zahab, violin; David Russell, cello; Robert Frankenberry, piano. I will keep you posted on developments.

Violist Liz Reid McQuillan will be performing a viola sola piece I wrote for her “Don’t Know Yet” on a program in Toronto on Thursday November 27 at Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave.) at 8 p.m.

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera is recording my little song cycle, “A Cuban in Vermont” on GPRRecords, with pianist Myra Huang. I’ll let you know when it’s released.

The Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble is commissioning me to write a work for their program in April 2015 constructed around a long poem by David Huddle, “A Husband’s Tale.” I’ll keep you posted with details.

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