Christopher Martin, Principal Trumpet
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Biography
Christopher Martin New York Philharmonic

Christopher Martin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Trumpet, The Paula Levin Chair, in September 2016. He served as principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for 11 seasons, and enjoyed a distinctive career of almost 20 years in many of America’s finest orchestras, including as principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and associate principal trumpet of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in October 2016, performing Ligeti’s The Mysteries of the Macabre, led by then Music Director Alan Gilbert.

Praised as a musician of “effortless understated virtuosity” by The Chicago Tribune, Christopher Martin has appeared as soloist multiple times nationally and internationally with the CSO and music director Riccardo Muti. Highlights of Mr. Martin’s solo appearances include the 2012 World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s concerto Heimdall’s Trumpet; Panufnik’s Concerto in modo antico, with Mr. Muti; a program of 20th-century French concertos by André Jolivet and Henri Tomasi; and more than a dozen performances of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Other solo engagements have included Mr. Martin with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa’s Saito Kinen Festival, Atlanta and Alabama Symphony Orchestras, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico. Christopher Martin’s discography includes a solo trumpet performance in John Williams’s score to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012), the National Brass Ensemble’s Gabrieli album, and CSO Resound label recordings, including the 2011 release of CSO Brass Live.

Dedicated to music education, Mr. Martin has served on the faculty of Northwestern University and coached the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2010 he co-founded the National Brass Symposium with his brother Michael Martin, a trumpeter in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and in 2016 he received the Edwin Franko Goldman Memorial Citation from the American Bandmasters Association for outstanding contributions to the wind band genre. Christopher Martin and his wife, Margaret — an organist and pianist — enjoy performing together in recital and, most especially, for their daughter, Claire.

Upcoming 2018-2019 Performances
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June, 2019 Sunday

Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island
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4:00 PM Free Event

Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island

Program To Include
Dukas / Arr. E. Hirschman Fanfare from La Péri
Byrd / Arr. E. Howarth The Earl of Oxford’s March
Scheidt / Arr. M. Allen Galliard Battaglia
Danielle Gardner One Is Not Born, but Rather Becomes
Tristan Hu The Flying Piranha
Soler / Arr. Allen The Emperor’s Fanfare (Minué from Concierto VI de dos organos obligados)
Debussy / Arr. M. Allen La Fille au cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
Bizet / Arr. M. Allen Selections from Carmen
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Philip Smith Conductor / Host / Trumpet
Christopher Martin Trumpet
Ethan Bensdorf Trumpet
Thomas Smith Trumpet
Kenneth DeCarlo Trumpet
R. Allen Spanjer Horn
Chad Yarbrough Horn
David Finlayson Trombone
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June, 2020 Thursday

Yuja Wang Performs Shostakovich
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7:30 PM Concert

Yuja Wang Performs Shostakovich

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Sarah Kirkland Snider New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings
John Adams Harmonium
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yuja Wang Piano
Christopher Martin Trumpet
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June, 2020 Friday

Yuja Wang Performs Shostakovich
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8:00 PM Concert

Yuja Wang Performs Shostakovich

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Sarah Kirkland Snider New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings
John Adams Harmonium
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yuja Wang Piano
Christopher Martin Trumpet
Concert Chorale of New York Chorus

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June, 2020 Saturday

Yuja Wang Performs Shostakovich
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8:00 PM Concert

Yuja Wang Performs Shostakovich

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Sarah Kirkland Snider New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings
John Adams Harmonium
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yuja Wang Piano
Christopher Martin Trumpet
Concert Chorale of New York Chorus
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