ISCMS gives students the opportunity to explore Music in a much bigger setting, with leading professionals. This gift will live with students for a lifetime.
Whilst growing up, Martin played Viola with the Staffordshire Youth Orchestra, Midland Youth Orchestra (now the CBSO Youth Orchestra) and the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra, of which he was principal Viola for many years.
Martin studied Mathematics at Durham University, but has always been musically active. While at Durham, he founded and conducted Castle Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Choral Society. From 2000-2002 Martin was the Conductor of the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra comprising Scouts and Guides aged 13-25.
While in the UK, Martin played with the British Police Symphony Orchestra, and was their Librarian, whilst also doing some freelance work. He also played with “Wincantata”, a 5-Octave handbell ensemble, and runs a handbell group at DHSZ.
Martin has been able to combine two of his passions, Maths and Music, to create and deliver a series of lectures based on the relationships between the two.