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. His music strives to build on traditions of the past, interpreting these traditions in modern, inventive ways.

Martin served as composer-in-residence for Hartford Opera Theater, who presented two of his operas at their annual New in November festival. HOT also premiered his opera Tom Sawyer at the Mark Twain House as part of their centennial commemoration of Mark Twain’s death. Martin “has a masterful way with music, which tends to build intense feelings and draw the listener into the drama of opera.” (Hartford Courant) Martin also writes chamber music (particularly for cello and piano), choral music, and film scores.  

Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, Martin now lives in Scarsdale, New York. He served as Chief Technology Officer of the hedge fund Gargoyle Group and has recently joined Fortium Partners, which provides on-demand technology leadership.