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