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Christian Martínez  


Christian Martínez began his musical studies in his home town of Cali in Colombia. Later he continued at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and at the Rogaland Music Academy in Stavanger, Norway. He completed his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in 1996; the same year as he became a member of the Esbjerg Ensemble

Christian Martínez has participated as a soloist and chamber musician at several festivals and concerts throughout Scandinavia, Europe, the USA, Latin America and Taiwan, most recently at the Nordic Music Days 2010, the Athelas New Music Festival in Copenhagen, 2011, the Percussion Plus Festival 2012 in Aarhus and the Kalliokuninkala Festival 2012 in Finland.

In 2010 Christian Martinez released his first solo CD, Rhythmical Séance, which included Per Nørgård’s I Ching and works by Ivar Frounberg and Ejnar Kanding. The collaboration with Per Nørgård has resulted in two new works featured on this CD: the concerto for percussion and ensemble Three Scenes and the solo work Arabesques I, II, III, written for and dedicated to Christian Martínez and the Esbjerg Ensemble.


Live Dates

01/03/2013   Classica

Per Nørgård: Libra & Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
3/4 Stars

Sceneries for percussion and ensemble: "Un saisissant moment de poésie contemporaine." Libra: "Non formatée et tres inspirée, envoûte par son aura particulière."
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01/02/2013   OPUS

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
6/6 Stars

"Det speciella polyrytmiska pendlandet ger karaktär, liksom de märkligt ylande berg-och-dalbane-effekter som uppkommer i samband med spel på såg. (Vad allt ska inte en percussionist kunna!)"
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28/01/2013   American Record Guide

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
"Norgard has craft. The musicians are skilled as well, and the sound is a little on the cool side—it suits the music."
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07/09/2012   Jyllands-Posten

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
5/6 Stars

"...et vildnis af uventede idéer og genialt skæve linjer".
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23/08/2012   Classicalmodernmusic.blogspot

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
"His originality takes time to get with. This compilation is a fine place to start."
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20/07/2012   Fyens Stiftstidende

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
4/6 Stars

"tilhøreren nærmest svæver på noderne."
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Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
Per Nørgård

CD 8.226092 (2012)

Four magical, virtuosic percussion works inspired by the forms of nature and eastern mysticism.

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