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Thomas MARTIN (double bass)


Thomas Martin is one of the leading players on the double bass holding leading positions with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martinís Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and of course, two great periods with the London Symphony Orchestra.

He is Professor of double bass at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Many of his past students now span the globe in leading positions. Tom is also famed for making numerous solo and master-class appearances all over the World.

Tom is now considered to be one of the leading experts on the double basses of the masters. His expertise is now sought by many players and dealers from around the World, and has now become a regular contributor with articles on the subject of basses and makers in the Strad and Double Bassist magazines.

The instruments which came out of the Tom Martin workshop over the years, were small in number owing to the heavy working schedule as a player and teacher, but those made have found an appreciative and select group of owners from many of the greatest orchestras, such as, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, also leading ensembles in Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Spain, U.S.A. and Japan. Thomas Martin has produced over 100 double basses and a number of fine Violas and Cellos, to date.