Music Education

At Nooteboom Music by Annelies Nooteboom, Martin first followed general music education; in 2005 he started playing the piano with her. In 2006, he auditioned at the Young Musicians Academy (the then Young Talent Class) of Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg; from then on, subject teacher Jelena Bazova taught him piano. From September 1, 2015, Martin continued his bachelor’s degree at the Utrecht Conservatory with Martijn van den Hoek as teacher. Henry Kelder mentored Martin during his Master’s program. He received his Bachelor degree in 2018 and his Master degree in 2020, both cum laude.

In addition, he has had several master classes from:
Paul Badura-Skoda, Jan Wijn, Enrico Pace, Igor Roma, Bart van Oort (fortepiano), Alain Roudier, Paul Keijsers, Leo Samama, Pieter Vis, Paul Komen, Elza Kolodin en Wibi Soerjadi.