About Martin Fisk

Martin Fisk, accomplished percussionist and dedicated teacher, was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, and holds a music degree from the University of British Columbia.   Under the tutelage of renowned teacher/performers John Rudolph and Sal Ferreras, Martin refined his skills playing classical, contemporary and world music.

Over the last 17 years Martin has performed across Canada and throughout the United States playing a wide variety of musical styles including orchestral, jazz, chamber, rock, theatre, klezemer, World music and musical theatre.   He has enjoyed playing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Vancouver Opera Orchestra, The Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver New Music, Red Shift Music Society and Gamelan Gong Gita Asmara.   Martin is also a member of the Fringe Group percussion ensemble who performed the North American premiere of a work by the late John Cage in 2007 and whose Album was nominated for ‘Best Classical Recording’ in the 2010 West Coast Musical Awards.   Martin has also had the privilege to study gamelan music with the well-known orchestra, Cudamani in Bali, Indonesia.

As an educator, Martin is the Assistant Director and the Percussion Instructor for the West Vancouver Youth Band and is the percussion coach for the Academy Symphony Orchestra.  He maintains a private teaching studio and leads student percussion ensembles on the north shore and at the Vancouver Academy of music.  He regularly teaches percussion clinics for the Whistler Music Festival and the UBC Summer Music Institute and has led workshops for all ages in classrooms throughout the Lower Mainland.

Performances include: Frank Sinatra Jr. Orchestra, Petula Clarke Orchestra, Whistler Music Festival, In Situ at the VPL with Aeriosa Dance and Vertical Orchestra, Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Turning Point Ensemble, Gateway Theatre.


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