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Hans Christian Martin

Hans Christian Martin was born in Zwickau in 1986. He received his first musical training in music theory, composition, violin and piano at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in his home town. From 2006 to 2014, he studied church music in Dresden and Weimar. He studied organ improvisation with Prof. Michael Kapsner, organ literature with Prof. Martin Strohhäcker and Prof. Silvius von Kessel, harpsichord with Raphael Alpermann and choral conducting with Prof. Christfried Brödel and Prof. Jürgen Puschbeck. He received further artistic inspiration at masterclasses with Prof Olivier Latry (Paris) and Prof Wolfgang Zerer (Hamburg), among others. From 2010 to 2017, he was cantor at St Jakob's Church in Weimar and titular organist at Ettersburg Castle Church near Weimar, and from 2013 to 2020 he was a lecturer at the Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar. Until 2019, he also held the position of Wenceslas organist at the Hildebrandt organ (1746) of the Stadtkirche Naumburg, which was co-designed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Since 2020, he has been cantor and organist at the Silbermann organ in Crostau.In 2014, he founded the baroque orchestra "Weimar Baroque" with baroque violinist Leopold Nicolaus.
His concert activities regularly take him to the Thomaskirche and Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Dresden Frauenkirche and to the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Bachfest Leipzig, Thüringer Bachwochen and Bach Biennale Weimar.
The encounter and collaboration with Helmuth Rilling was particularly formative. Participation in Bach academies was followed by several years of concert activity in the "Bach Ensemble Helmuth Rilling". This included performances of Bach's Mass in B minor and Mozart's Requiem under Helmuth Rilling's direction in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and the Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg. Hans Christian Martin has also performed for concerts and CD recordings with the newly formed Gaechinger Cantorey under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann.

concerts featuring Hans Christian Martin

  • Chamber Music Concert