Francisco Martínez completed his formal music study in Alicante and Madrid. Later he completed additional studies in France with Daniel Deffayet, Serge Bichon, and J.M. Londeix. He is a National Music Award Winner as artistic director of Sax-Ensemble
As a soloist, his performances consist of concerts in various concert halls within Europe, the United States, and Asia. As an educator, he has taught courses or masterclasses on three continents and works at the Madrid Royal Superior Conservatory of Music, were also is Head of Wood Wind Department.
He was the founder of the Spanish Saxophone Association, Artistic Director of the First European Saxophone Congress and also President of the European Saxophone Committee.
Francisco Martinez uses the Selmer saxophones and the D’Addario reeds.
He is the founder and artistic director of the Sax-Ensemble and programs the “Music for the Third Millenium” concert series.
He is a professor of Saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid and director of the master of New Technologies in New Music: Creation and Interpretation.
For more information or to visit his blog, see the Spanish version of this website.
The “Concert for Saxophone and Orchestra” by Carlos Cruz de Castro was new in Madrid; an important work based on the balanced and contrasting dialogue between the soloist – with a very virtuous part mastered by Francisco Martínez – …
“Admirable sound – With the alto and the soprano saxophone – Perfect air column, as well the “bow” movement in string instruments. Excellent vibrato and very talented lyricism. My congratulations in the name of the “good saxophone”. You are “Grand” with the instrument. –––BRAVO!!!
“Francisco Martínez is one of the best saxophonists in the world nowadays, for his quality as an interpreter as well as for his contribution to today’s music…
“A soloist with a beautiful sound and excellent interpretation in the concert for Saxophone and Orchestra by Edison Denisov …
“Absolutely exemplary interpretation… Mastery, musicality, and most important of all, a palpable love for novelty, receiving a warm and deserved ovation.
“Really exemplary interpretation… The activity of Francisco Martínez, as a saxophone soloist and as conductor of the Sax-Ensemble, has proved to be unpayable regarding the diffusion of his instrument in Spain, in general as well as in the specific field of contemporary music.