Nigel Martin (Woodwind)
In 1984, Nigel commenced studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire after winning the Evelyn Harrod Entrance Scholarship. His recorder tutor was Alan Davis. Whilst studying, Nigel gained the Conservatoire's highest award, the ABSM diploma in recorder recital and graduated GBSM with distinction.
Postgraduate study continued with Ross Winters at the Royal College of Music achieving the ARCM diploma in recorder performance. Nigel won Silver and Bronze medals with Trinity College of Music and the W.S Lloyd Webber Performance Medal with the London College of Music after gaining the FLCM recorder recital diploma. In 1987, Nigel was a finalist in the Moeck UK solo recorder competition which was held in London. In 1988, he was also a finalist in the John Ludlow Philharmonic Concerto Competition performing the Suite in A Minor by G.P Telemann.
Nigel’s work involves tutoring for the Sheffield Music Hub, and he has been promoted to a leadership role in delivering First Access/Progressional Routes to pupils in Sheffield Schools. Nigel is a life member of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association and a member of the European Recorder Teachers Association (UK). He has given recitals, workshops and masterclasses in the UK and abroad.
He has taught recorder for the University of Wolverhampton and is now recorder tutor for the University of Sheffield. In his role as Conductor, he has been a Musical Director for several Music Theatre groups in South Yorkshire. Nigel has passed the KS2 Continuing Professional Development Course with Trinity Guildhall/Open University. Nigel performs on renaissance, baroque and modern recorders by Hopf, Moeck, Mollenhauer, John Willman, Yamaha and has recently purchased the "Elody" electronic recorder by Nik Tarasov/Mollenhauer and the "Eagle" recorder by Adriana Breukink.
Nigel is a recorder consultant for the Victoria College of Music, London. He has recently taken on the role of Committee member for the European Recorder Teachers Association (ERTA UK) and is the Yorkshire Regional Representative for ERTA UK.
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