Christopher Martin has been praised as “brilliant... impeccable” by the New York Times and a musician of “effortless understated virtuosity” by The Chicago Tribune. He is the Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, was previously Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for eleven seasons, and has enjoyed a distinctive career of more than twenty years as solo trumpet of some of America’s finest orchestras.
As a soloist, he is in great demand in New York and around the world and has made several world premieres. His passion for new music has seen numerous works brought to life in both the orchestral and wind band repertoire, such as Christopher Rouse’s Heimdall’s Trumpet and John Mackey’s Antique Violences.
His discography includes solo trumpet performances in John Williams’s score to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012), and John Mackey’s Antique Violences with Jerry Junkin conducting the Dallas Winds (2019).
Dedicated to music education, Mr. Martin serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School.