Originally from Montréal, Martin studied at the Montréal Conservatory and was awarded First Prize in French Horn Performance and in Chamber Music. A talented virtuoso, Martin was a finalist in the 1988 Reims International Horn Competition as well as the 1991 American International Horn Competition. In 1998, the composer Gilles Tremblay chose Martin to perform Le Signe du Lion at the prestigious Governor General’s Arts Awards broadcast from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. In 2001, Martin played the Carl Maria von Weber Concerto in E Major with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, marking his eighth solo performance recorded live by the CBC for national broadcast. Martin has performed with several groups including Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, I Musici de Montréal, Orchestre des Jeunes du Québec, the Boston Bach Festival, and the Amati Chamber Orchestra. Martin was the Principal Horn of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Canadian Chamber Ensemble. You can hear Martin’s artistry on CD on the Electra label performing the Brahms Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano with violinist Darren Lowe and Suzanne Beaubien on Piano.