Michael Martin takes up the role having enjoyed a broad orchestral career across the US

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The Chicago Sinfonietta has announced the appointment of Michael Martin as its new principal double bassist.

Martin is a double bassist and teaching artist based in Evanston, IL. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and Oberlin Conservatory of Music in double bass performance. He began his double bass studies with Suzuki teacher Domenick Fiore and learnt from Tracy Rowell, Andrew Raciti, Owen Lee, and Alexander Hanna.

He regularly appears with orchestras across the US, including the Milwaukee, San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Kansas City symphonies, as well as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra, among others. Formerly, Martin was a fellow with the Chautauqua Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, and the New World Symphony for three seasons.

Martin is a beneficiary of National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS) scheme from the Sphinx Organization, which provides individualised, long-term support to Black and Latinx orchestral musicians.

Martin plays a modern instrument made for him in 2019 by Christopher Savino, and a bow by Robert Dow.