Featured Artist


David Martín, born in León, Spain in 1995, entered the Higher School of Music Reina Sofía as a cellist in the 2013-14 academic year under Professor Natalia Shakhovskaya. He was awarded the Most Outstanding Student in his department by HM Queen Sofía. Currently, he is completing his postgraduate studies at the Berlin University of the Arts under Professor Jens Peter Maintz. He has also received instruction from renowned artists such as Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Truls Mork, Philippe Müller, Frans Helmerson, Gautier Capuçon, Natalia Gutman, Ferenc Rados, Andras Schiff, and the Hagen.

In 2018 he was awarded First Prize in the Spanish Young Music Talents competition, allowing him to debut with the RTVE Orchestra with the concert for cello by A. Dvorak, which has helped him establish himself in the Spanish musical scene. He also won the First Prize in the Pedro Bote International Contest of Badajoz, in the Villa de Llanes International Competition of Asturias, and the International Prize Francesco Geminiani of Verona, which allows him to play an 1888 cello built by Francesco Guadagnini. More recently, he won the Third Prize in the International Competition Domenico Gabrielli in Berlin.

Martín has performed at festivals and concert series worldwide, including the AIE Classics on the Road series, the prestigious Masterclass of the Kronberg Academy, the AlppenKlassik Festival in Bad Reichenhal, the Meeting and Academy in Santander, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, the Villars Music Academy in Switzerland, and the Rutesheim Cello Festival. He performed Haydn’s Concerto in C major with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.

David Martín combines his concert activity with teaching as a Cello Professor at the Higher Conservatory of Music of Castilla y León (COSCyL).