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Transfer news: Principal flute signs conductor contract

Jaime Martin, until recently principal flute of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, is changing career. He has signed with one of the busier conductor agents, Nick Mathias at IMG. Release below.


20th May, 2013

IMG Artists is pleased to welcome conductor Jaime Martín to its roster for worldwide general management.  Mr Martín will be represented by Senior Vice President and Co-Director Nick Mathias and Vice President Bridget Canniere from IMGA’s London office.

Nick says, “I am really delighted that Jaime Martín has joined IMG Artists for General Management.  I have known and admired Jaime’s musicianship for a number of years in his role as Principal Flute with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.  Jaime’s “transition” from player to conductor during the last few years has been seamless – simply due to the fact that he is such a natural conducting talent.  I have no doubt Jaime will have a very important international career in the coming years.”

Jaime Martín began his professional conducting career in 2008, whilst still enjoying a high profile career as a flautist.  In just a few short years, his innate talent as a conductor brought him significant international acclaim and he is now working regularly with a list of orchestras that includes the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orquestra Sinfonica de Barcelona and Orchestre National de Capitol de Toulouse.  He recently made his debut with the English National Opera with theBarber of Seville.  Jaime is currently Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gavle Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of Orquestra de Cadaqués and Artistic Director of Santander International Festival.

His recent and forthcoming engagements include performances with the London Mozart Players, Irish and English Chamber Orchestras, Orchestre National de Lyon, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Beijing Symphony, Athens State Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields in London, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Ulster Orchestra and Musikkollegium Winterthur. Jaime made his operatic debut conducting Zauberflöte at El Escorial Madrid and San Sebastian Festival in 2012.

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  1. The real story here is not a change of career (that happened quite a while ago) but the change of management from ICA (as of 21 May he is still listed on the website) to IMG…

  2. I would say the ‘real story’ is the lack of gratitude of an artist to an agency that has developed his conducting career, with a good list of forthcoming dates and positions, and achieved the seamless transition mentioned in the IMG press release.

  3. Nuno Ivo Cruz says:

    Go Jaime. The “real story”: great musical talent, orchestral knowledge and people skills. Will be good.

  4. I’ve never seen him but I hope he’s a decent conductor! The music world is littered with skilled instrumentalists who simply decided “now I’m a conductor” without much evidence to show for it.

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