Luc Martin, born in Eastern Ontario, studied music composition at the University of Ottawa with Steven Gellman and John Armstrong. He graduated with a Master's degree in music composition in 2004. Luc's work is highly influenced by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Ravel and Debussy.
Luc's music has been performed across Canada and the US by such artists as Jean Desmarais, Julian Armour, Denise Djokic, Renée-Paule Gauthier, Zacharie Fogal, Thomas Jones, The NOVO ensemble and the Timmins Symphony Orchestra.
Luc works closely with the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, not only as a contrabassist, but also as a composer. The TSO has performed a number of his orchestral and chamber works over the last five years. In April 2014, Luc’s new concerto for recorder and double bass was premiered in Timmins. This same concerto was also performed by the Georgian Bay Symphony.
Luc has been recently commissioned by the North Bay Symphony Orchestra to write a new work for the 40th anniversary of the NBSO. Towards Silver Linings will be premiered in February of 2017.
Luc has also been commissioned to write an overture as part of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's SESQUIE 150 commission project. Hero's Fanfare will be premiered in Toronto in June of 2017