Nigel Martin (Woodwind)
Nigel was born in Rotherham and teaches clarinet, flute, piano and recorder for the Music Hub. In 1984 he commenced studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire after winning the Evelyn Harrod Entrance Scholarship to study recorders with Alan Davis.
In 1987 he was a finalist in the Moeck UK recorder competition which was held in London and in 1988 he was a finalist in the John Ludlow Philharmonic Competition performing Telemann's Suite in A Minor. During his last year at the Conservatoire, he graduated with distinction and gained the highest award, the recital diploma.
Postgraduate studies continued with Ross Winters at the Royal College of Music, London gaining the ARCM recorder performers diploma. He has been tutor of recorders for the University of Wolverhampton and is now tutor of recorders for the University of Sheffield.
Nigel enjoys teaching, performing and conducting. He has performed several times with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra playing music by Bach, Telemann and G. Jacob.
Nigel plays renaissance, baroque, modern recorders by John Willman, Moeck, Mollenhauer and has recently purchased the Elody electronic recorder and the Eagle recorder by Adriana Breukink. Teaching plays an important role for Nigel and he has worked in music education roles in Sheffield for 16 years, thoroughly enjoying his work.
Nigel is also a specialist in teaching the art of reading aloud, oral communication, verse speaking and holds several diplomas with the London College of Music. Sheffield Music Hub is paramount to Nigel and he truly enjoys working with amazing colleagues and staff throughout his schools!
Nigel has recently been invited on to the committee for the European Recorder Teachers Association (ERTA UK) and is the Yorkshire Regional Representative for ERTA(UK).
Hints and Tips
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