Andres Martin

KCBASS History: 2024 is the first time Andres will be on faculty to kcbass. However, We have been talking about bringing him for many years now. He came to an online masterclass during the first year of the pandemic and was amazing working with our students. Johnny and Andres go back to ISb in working with the young bassists as well as lifetime faculty member Lloyd Goldstein (pretty great friends). We are honored to have him come as he is a one of the best new works for double bass composers and is always bringing new creations to life. His double bass concerto no. 1 is now one of the most requested audition concertos by major orchestra auditions. It has also been performed by many students at the workshop (this includes all of his pieces). His teaching, performing, and all around amazing energy is just electric. Don’t miss him.

Native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, bassist, arranger, and composer Andrés Martín has performed with orchestras. chamber ensembles and as a soloist in Argentina, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Uruguay. Chile, Brazil, Mexico, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Dennmark and United States. Since his arrival in Tijuana (Mexico), Andrés has been immersed in teaching as well as performing as a soloist and chamber musician.

He is a member of the “Orquesta de Baja California”since 2002. He also organizes and directs “Contrabajos de Baja California A.C. ”, a Double Bass academy who celebrates a yearly international double bass festival and chamber music course held in Tijuana.

On the side of his work as a soloist and chamber musician, Andrés has full time schedule as a composer, writing hours of new works every year, performed and comissioned by renowed soloists, chamber ensambles and orchestras around the world.

Link to andres website.

Please enjoy Andres performing his bass concerto at ISB 2013. This was the first time Johnny Met and worked with Andres and was listening in the audience with many of the other kcbass faculty. You can also listen to many other great players playing this concerto on youtube. Please listen to all of his music.