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Andrés Martin

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Andrés Martin

Biography

Andrés Martin (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a composer and bassist. His musical training was in his natal Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the guidance of Ciro Buono, his teacher and mentor for nine years. Also, he took several private lessons with other great bassists like Pastor Mora, Hans Roelofsen, Jeff Bradetich, Mark Dresser y Jeremy Kurtz.

As a performer, he played in mayor venues of, Argentina, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brasil, Mexico, England, Germany, Denmark, and the United States. Since his arrival to Mexico, he became a very busy teacher, soloist and chamber musician. Currently, he is the principal bass of the Baja California's Orchestra (since 2002), and the bass player, composer and arranger of "Cuatro para Tango" (his Tango quartet) which he founded in 2004. After many years of collaboration and hard work with his bass students, he founded "Contrabajos de Baja California A.C. " which is a non-profit cultural organization devoted to the development and promotion of the double bass and double bass education all over the state.

Among the many activities he does with Contrabajos de Baja California A.C. it is important to mention the "Encuentro Latinoamericano de Contrabajos" (Latin American Bass Camp), an educational week devoted to double bass, that joins around 40 bass players from all over mexico and features world class double bassists (like Bertram Turetsky, Volkan Orhon, Mark Dresser, Catalin Rotaru, Diana Gannet, Simón García, among many others). from all over the world.

Currently, Andrés is one of the most in-demand artists in Baja California, performing over 120 times every year and working with a very high number of students permanently. He also keeps a very active schedule as a composer and arranger. His works have been awarded and very often recorded and performed by renowned soloists, ensembles and orchestras in Mexico, Argentina, Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dennmark, Italy, England, Spain , Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and United States.


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