Biography

Phillip Martin
Phillip Martin studied composition at the University of Michigan with Leslie Bassett and William Albright and at the University of Denver with Normand Lockwood.  For most of his career, Martin has concentrated on chamber music, particularly music for cello and piano. More recently, he has begun focusing on opera. Hartford Opera Theater premiered his first opera, Tom Sawyer, in April 2010. According to OperaPulse, Martin’s music in Tom Sawyer used “elements of Baroque, Romantic, and minimalist music to build intense feelings and draw the listener into the drama of opera.” His second opera, Fall Back, was premiered by Hartford Opera Theater in November 2010; and his third, The Family Plan, in November 2011.

Martin currently lives in Scarsdale, New York. He is the Chief Technology Officer for Gargoyle Strategic Investments, a hedge fund based in Englewood, New Jersey.