John Martin


By the age of six, John Martin was playing complex piano compositions by ear and at 15, won an encouragement award for performing a Chopin Impromptu and The Prelude in C# Minor by Rachmaninov on national television’s “New Faces”. He is one of Australia’s most diverse, sensitive, award-winning pianists.

From his early days in Mudgee, John has been playing professionally for twenty-five years; from recitals, ensembles, classical concerts through to jazz, popular music and cabaret. His warm, vibrant personality and eclectic performance skills are legendary; comfortably embracing live radio broadcasts, he has become a regularly featured artist on Classic FM’s Breakfast, Drive and Thursday Live programs. As the recipient of two prestigious, overseas study grants awarded by The Music Board of Australia and Australia’s Opera Foundation, John studied and worked in London under the tutelage of two world-renowned pianists, Clifford Benson and Paul Hamburger. 

Performances by CAM:

26th November 2022: South Wales meets New South Wales

‘Dacw ‘Nghariad’ and ‘Dafydd y Garreg Wen’ (world premieres)