In association with
Mr Martin Quinn

Instruments: Voice/Singing
Piano(to grade 5)
Genre/Style(s): Classical/Opera
Musical Theatre
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Martin studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Roden and is currently taught by Justin Lavender.

He combines a very busy teaching, conducting and performing career. Currently he teaches singing at Sibford School, Banbury and Perform! Theatre School,Oxford/ Bicester, as well as teaching privately from home. As a conductor he held the position of Musical Director with Bicester Choral and Operatic Society 1999- 2002. With BCOS: Kiss Me, Kate, Iolanthe, Dido and Aneas, Creation, Israel in Egypt. He founded Akeman Voices chamber choir in 1999, with whom he has conducted many concerts from oratorio to intimate baroque and renaissance works. He has acted as Chorus Master at Stowe Opera since 2001: Rusalka, Don Carlos, Hansel and Gretel and the 2004 critically acclaimed production of Carmen. Martin has been Musical Director with The Warriner Choral Society, Bloxham since 2004. In that time he has conducted Faure Requiem, Haydn Little Organ Mass, Opera Gala Concert, Pucciniís & Rossiniís Messa di Gloria, Haydn's Seasons and Carmina Burana. In 2005 Martin was musical director on Pirates of Penzance with The Musical Youth Company of Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse.

As a performer, Martin works in both opera and concert hall. His busy schedule takes him all over the UK and Europe. Operatic roles to date include: Bardolf Falstaff (British Youth Opera), Fenton The Merry wives of Windsor (St.Albans Chamber Opera), Ruiz Il Trovatore (Stowe Opera), Leonard Merryll The Yeomen of the Guard ( BYO, Lindbury Studio- Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Ernesto Don Pasquale (Pavilion Opera), Morales Carmen (Stowe Opera) and Lord Ricardo Percy Anna Bolena (Opera School Wales). He has also worked extensively in opera chorus: La Traviata and Don Giovanni (English Touring Opera, 2002), The abduction from the Seraglio (Lindbury Theatre- Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Der Rosenkavalier (Spoleto Festival, Italy) conducted by Richard Hickox.

Concert engagements have included: Messiah and Mozart Requiem (Oxford Philomusica), Mass in Bminor (Leicester Bach Choir), Mahler Symphony No.8 (Wolsey Orchestra, Ipswich),Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Reading Festival Chorus). He has also recorded for Chandos, BBC Music Magazine, BBC Television and Britannia Music.

Contact Martin

Address: Banbury

OX16 3HA
Phone: 01295 255822
Mobile: 07960 993393
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00

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