Luis Martínez Pueyo
Born in Zaragoza in 1988, he completed his Bachelor of Music degree in flute at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón and then began his traverso studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) with flautist Marc Hantaï, with whom he studies later at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. At the same time, he attended regular classical and romantic flute classes in Paris, with flautist Amélie Michel (CNSMD Lyon).
Luis Martínez has broadened his studies (both in Traverso and Chamber Music) with classes from important figures in the Early Music sphere, such as Barthold Kuijken, Wilbert Hazelzet, Kate Clark, Rachel Brown, Lisa Beznosiuk, Ashley Salomon, Valérie Balssa, Agostino Cirillo, Hopkinson Smith, Jesper Christensen, Olivier Baumont, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Manfredo Kraemer, François Fernandez, Amandine Beyer, Leila Schayegh, or Emmanuel Balssa among otherts.
Founding member and artistic director of La Guirlande – an ensemble which specialises in performance of 18th and 19th century music, with an important role of the flute -, Luis Martínez has won several international competitions with this group, such as the XVIII Biagio-Marini Wettbewerb and the V Concurso Internacional de Música Antigua de Gijón. In September 2018 he also won 2nd prize at the 3rd International Berlin Bach Competition with the ensemble Cardinal Complex Quartet. In addition, in December of the same year he won 2nd prize at the CREAR18 awards for Young Talents from Aragón, and in June 2019 he achieves the Premio GEMA for Best Young Early Music Ensemble of 2018.
Luis Martínez has played in many orchestras and ensembles such as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Bach Collektiv, Wunderkammer Berlin, Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg, Bach Akademie Luzern, Ensemble Cristofori, Capriccio Barockorchester Basel, Ensemble Ripieno, Svapinga Consort, Orchester Le Phénix, Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Orchestra, Memento Mori, Orquesta de Cadaqués and Orquesta de Valencia, playing in important concert halls in Spain, France, Germany, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland and Holland.
Luis Martínez is founding member and artistic director of La Guirlande, an ensemble which specialises in performance of 18th and 19th century music with an important role of the flute. He is also artistic director of the Festival de Música Antigua de Épila.