Musical director, choral conductor, pianist and composer
Studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Sibelius Academy.
Martin was recently the MD for the Finnish first performance of the Disney musical The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, running at the Tampere Theatre until May 2020. He was previously the MD on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, also in Tampere.
Martin has led musical theatre ensemble singing workshops, eg at the Nordklang 2019 choral festival in Helsingborg, Sweden, and is also headmaster for the annual Martin Wegelius summer music courses in Karis, Finland, gathering internationally acclaimed teachers for a two-week intensive course.
Martin released the album Folkton with soprano Therese Karlsson in June 2017, available on iTunes and Spotify, and has contributed on several albums with Finnish choirs.
Martin has worked on musical theatre projects in his native Finland and also in the UK. He has conducted several choirs in Finland and is in frequent demand as MD, pianist and accompanist. He has often won praise for the musicality of his interpretations. Martin has composed a number of works for choir and also orchestral pieces and chamber music.
Martin received the Finlands Svenska Sång- och Musikförbund biannual award in 2014 for promising young conductors. He has taken part in master classes with conductors such as Jorma Panula, Guy Reibel and Patrick Russill and studied chamber music with John Storgårds and Martti Rautio.
In the spring of 2015, Martin was awarded the Svenska Kulturfonden annual regional culture prize for outstanding contributions to the music life of Finland. In the prize statement, his musical versatility was referred to as "unique".
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