Martin St-Pierre continues to be recognized 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 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 Experience, 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.