"Martin stood out for his wonderful tone, outstanding technique, impressive cadenzas, and impassioned playing"
- MDW-Magazin about "Concertino da Camera"
He excellently displayed his soft elegant tone colour, and his genuine musicality, different from a fierce competing technique, fascinated the audience's heart."
- TheSax - Japanese Magazine
"The musician's sound is truly exceptional, characterized by a captivating tone and a profound ability to evoke emotions through their performance."
- Lake Como Academy Competition
"At every moment you could feel that the heart of the musician was behind the music"
- Kultursommer Nordhessen, Witzenhausen
"The captivating sound and heartfelt performances delivered by Martin are certain to leave a lasting impression on audiences, resonating deeply and creating a meaningful impact".
- Lake Como Academy Competition
"A true feast for the ears, how the four harmonized and interacted with each other "
- Kultursommer Nordhessen for PSAIKO Quartet
Always willing to live new experiences, Spanish-born saxophonist Martín Castro has played more than one hundred concerts in world-renowned venues such as Prince Mahidol Hall, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Grafenegg, Piotr Tchaikovsky National Academy of Ukraine, National Cuban Theatre and the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing. His musical activity has taken him to countries like China, Austria, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, France, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, Bratislava, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba and Colombia.
Based in Vienna, Martín graduated from the "Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears" and in the "Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien" with Michaela Reingruber and Barbara Strack-Hanisch. Additionally, he has also taken masterclasses with artists such as François Guye, Jean-Marie Londeix, Thomas Indermhüle, Timothy McAllister, Lars Mlekusch, Vicent David, Daniel Gauthier and Marie-Bernadette Charrier, to name a few.
Some of his highlights include concerts with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Webern Symphony Orchester, the Volksoper Vienna, the National Symphonicorchestra from Cuba and the Orchestra del Lyceum de la Habana under the direction of Jakub Hruša, Vladimir Kiradijev, Jose A. Mendez and Lars Mlekusch. Some of these concerts were as soloist playing music by J. Ibert and C. Halffter.
As a chamber music player, Martín has won prestigious competitions including the 88 Concurso Juventudes Musicales de España, Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition, Impro-Parcours 2, "ArtJove Musica de Cámara" and the International Music Competition Opus 2019
As a soloist, he has also won the Leonard Bernstein-Institutswettbewerb, the 23. Osaka International Music Competition, the IV. Danubia Talents Liszt International Competition, and he has received a grant from the Anny Felbermayer Fonds and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
Martín Castro has given saxophone and chamber music masterclasses at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, the Conservatorio de Musica Luis Gianneo and the Escola de Musica de Rianxo. Since 2023 he teaching in Musikum Hof in Salzburg and he has also been one of the juries in the "2018 Hunan Wind Instrument Competition", "I Concurso Latinoamericano de Cuarteto de Saxofones" and "ArtJove 2019".
Committed to the new music, he has worked with composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Gabriel Erkoreka, Ramon Lazkano, Felix Ibarrondo, Simone Movio, David Mastikosa, Volodymyr Runchak, Anton Alcalde, Javier Girotto, Aaron Siebert, Donald Yu and Antonio Lauzurika.