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José Martínez

Principal tuba of the National Orchestra of Spain

A native of Chelva (Spain), Jose Martínez is principal tuba of the National Orchestra of Spain since 2017. A former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, he enthusiastically performed as guest with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, Chicago Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Jalisco Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Porto Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony and at various summer festivals including the Spoleto USA Festival, Music Academy of the West or the Tanglewood Music Center.

Martinez is a member of brassONEquintet and currently devotes his time to Duo2Arts!, a dance and music project cofounded with the ballerina Sherezade Soriano. Jose won 1st prize at the Luminarts Foundation Solo Competition and soloed at the Midwest Clinic International Conference with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. From the 2020/2021 academic year, he is on faculty at the Brass Academy Alicante, ESMAR Valencia, Forum Musikae Madrid and Musical Arts Madrid. Having studied in Spain, Sweden and the USA, Doctor Martinez will forever be indebted to Mike Roylance, Gene Pokorny, Morten Agerup and Sergio Finca.

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