martin's Bio


Martin St-Pierre continues to be recognized as a front man for composing and improvised violin in the World Music, Rock, Classical and Heavy Metal communities. Specializing in ethnic styles, Martin has extensive knowledge of traditional Chinese Music and North Indian Classical Music.
As a violinist, Martin has performed with multiple orchestras including the world renown Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and I Musici. Martin’s erhu and yailli tambur solos were regularly featured on Bear McCreary’s Battlestar Galactica’s score, soundtrack and Socom 4 video game. Martin’s many projects have included members of White Zombie, NIN, Perfect Circle, Primus and his own group, Kavanah, performed at Coachella 2007. Martin has recorded, arranged and performed with Trent Reznor. He was the original violinist for Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, performed with Cheval Theatre and currently performs as a violinist and assistant musical director in Cirque Du Soleil’s original Las Vegas masterpiece, Mystere.
Martin was an orchestrator and score coordinator for Christopher Young on numerous feature films including The Grudge, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Spider-Man 3 and soundtrack producer for Ghost Rider. Martin’s orchestrations and orchestral programming can be heard in the spectacular water show, Le Reve, at Wynn Las Vegas.
As a composer, Martin’s vast array of styles can be heard in his compositions. Martin has scored several short films and animations. His music has been featured in several feature films.
In 2004 Martin was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.
In 2006 Martin won the Composer Lab Fellowship at Sundance.
Martin’s numerous compositions for theater, cirque and dance companies include; Lucent Dossier, Cirque Montage, numerous individual cirque artist’s acts, and Chimelong International Circus, the largest permanent circus in the world.

Martin is also an accomplished orchestra conductor having studied at the highly prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Orchestra Conducting in Maine. 

Composer: Film, TV, Dance, Concert, Circus and Theater.

Violinist: Classical, World, Rock

Multi-Instrumentalist: Erhu, Zhong-hu, Gao-hu, Yailli Tambur, Turkish Spike Fiddle, Dilrubah, Indian bariton violin, Dobro.

Music Producer: Orchestration, Synthestration, Synth and Beat Programming, Arrangement, score and parts creation, Recording, Mixing.

Music Software: Cubase 7.5, Protools 10, Reason 7, Sibelius 7.5, Eastwest Play (RA, Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, Quantum leap symhonic Orchestra Platinum and Symphonic Choir), Ableton 9

Studio Equipment: imac i7 quadcore with16 gig of ram and Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio-interface. Creation Station PC Quad-core with Avid M-Box Pro 3rd generation audio-interface. Novation Ultranova synth and Bass Station II synth and m-audio keystation 88es midi-controller. Microphones: Audio-Technica, Oktava, Sterling Audio, Seinheizer, Electro-voice and Audix.

Violins: Marc Laberte Acoustic Violin, Metzler Shop acoustic Viola, The realist electro-acoustic violin, Custom Electric Bariton Violin, TB electric Bass Violin, Zeta Strados midi violin with Synthony II interface.



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