May 15, 2017 - The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of David Martin as Artistic Director and Conductor.
David Martin has led an interesting and varied career in music. David has conducted orchestras all across Canada. At the same time, David has led a career as a trombonist, including more than three seasons (and several recordings) as principal trombone with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM).
David Martin, Associate Professor and head of Brass at the Université de Montréal, is one of Canada’s most multi-faceted musicians. He has performed with the Orchestre Métropolitain, Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM).
In 2012, David was appointed Associate Professor and head of Brass at the Université de Montréal, where he teaches trombone and euphonium, and conducts the brass ensembles. He is the founding music director of the Griffon Brass Band, whose first recording, “Beyond the Dragon” was released in May 2013.
David is married to OSM trombonist Vivian Lee, and they have two grown children who work in the arts.
We wish a warm welcome to David Martin, who will take office on May 20 to prepare the 2017-2018 season.