Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
Ms. Martin has performed at dozens of summer music festivals and concert series spanning four continents, including those in Aspen, Sarasota, Park City, Utah, New York's 92nd St. Y, Carnegie Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Library, Kennedy Center, Costa Rica, Australia, Taiwan, Edinburgh, Cologne, and Nice. Southern California audiences have followed her performances of New Music and "standards" for years with the L.A. Phil's Green Umbrella and Chamber Music Series, Camerata Pacifica, Dilijan, South Bay, Ojai, Mainly Mozart, and San Louis Obispo Mozart Festivals.
This season Joanne and her husband Gavin Martin have continued to concertize together as a 2-piano team. She has also performed multiple-piano works with Emmanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Helene Grimaud, and Jeffrey Kahane. Her playing has been described by the Los Angeles Times as possessing "unusual fervor and fluency." She has performed on all the major U.S. television networks and recorded commercially for Centaur, Summit, and Albany records, as well as the Yamaha Disklavier Piano. Ms. Martin has also been the subject of a half-hour feature on The Learning Channel. Her latest recording project, a solo CD entitled "Joanne Pearce Martin, Barefoot", was released in 2008 on Yarlung Records. Ms. Martin's playing of Beethoven's Triple Concerto can be heard on DreamWork's upcoming movie release "The Soloist", starring Jamie Foxx. Her newest and certainly freshest musical adventure is learning to play the Theremin - she is now the proud owner of a Moog "Etherwave Pro".
When she's not making music, you might find Joanne up in the air - she is an instrument-rated airplane pilot and master-rated skydiver.
Concerts featuring Joanne Pearce Martin: