Martín García García is a pianist born in Gijón, Spain, in 1996. He began his musical studies at the age of 5, with Natalia Mazoun and Ilyà Goldfarb. Graduated from Reina Sofía School of Music, he studied there for more than a decade with Galina Eguiazarova -receiving from Her Majesty the Queen Sofía the prize for the Best Student of the chair-. He is also Master in Piano by Mannes School of Music in New York.
Martín has won first prize in numerous national and international competitions. Before the age of twelve, he received first prizes in numerous competitions, including the Piano Junior of Barcelona in 2005, the Antón García Abril in Teruel in 2006, the Santa Cecilia Prize in Segovia in 2006, the City of San Sebastián in 2008, the Rotary International in Moscow in 2008, and the Permanent Competition of Juventudes Musicales de España in Alcalá de Henares in 2008 (being the youngest winner in its history).
Later, he achieved the highest prizes with his victory in the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition and his third place in the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition, the most important competition in the world, where he was also awarded the special prize from the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Warsaw for the best interpretation of a concerto. Likewise, Martín won first prize at the 2018 International Keyboard Institute & Festival held in New York, which allowed him to obtain a scholarship to study and live there for more than two years while continuing his artistic training with distinguished pianist Jerome Rose.
He has given solo concerts in halls throughout Europe and the United States, receiving very positive reviews from musicians and pianists such as Vladimir Krainev, Dmitri Alexeev, Arcadi Volodos, Dimitri Bashkirov, Joaquín Achúcarro, and Tatiana Copeland (the niece of Sergei Rachaminov), among others. Martín was invited by Elzbieta Penderecka to play at the Warsaw Festival with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, and he also received a scholarship to participate in the summer festival of Pommersfleden (in the Weissen Castle), where he recorded a piano and orchestra concerto and several chamber music pieces for Bayern Radio Musik. He has also been invited with the sponsorship of Maestro Radu Lupu to the International Ruhr Piano Festival, and in the last two years, he has attended the KlavierOlymp, which is held annually as part of the summer festival of Bad Kissigen in Germany.
During the exceptional situation that occurred in 2020, he composed a cycle of thirteen piano compositions, Abstractos Op. 1. This interest in composition has led him to initiate various projects, such as a five-movement Sonata for Piano and the sketches of an orchestral work called "Misa ExProfeso." After the recent successes achieved in the Chopin competition in Warsaw, held during the month of October 2021, Martín has several tours planned for Japan, Europe, and the US.