Ferran Martinez Miquel

Montserrat, Valencia, Spain

Mannes Music School The New School – Bachelor’s degree – 2017
Mannes Music School The New School – Master’s degree- 2019
The Colburn School – Artist Diploma- 2022

Joan Manley Houlton Chair

Ferran Martinez is a creative and innovative artist pursuing Artist Diploma Studies in Tuba at the prestigious Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Among his mentors are Patrick Sheridan, Warren Deck, Norman Pearson and Alan Baer. Previously, Mr. Martinez lived in New York City where he attended The Julliard School and The New School Mannes School of Music, where he was exposed to new technologies and an avant-garde music scene that influenced his formal classical training. Ferran is an active and proud member of the Sphinx Organization and dedicated to diversity in the arts.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
My family are Orange Farmers and Wine makers.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Prokofiev, Silvestre Revueltas, Stravinsky

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I think the highlight for the Tuba fellow this year is the Prokofiev 5 symphony. I practice the excerpts everyday but never got the luxury to perform the Symphony with an orchestra. Also, I’m very looking forward to form a brass quintet and perform fun and interactive shows around town. I would love to have the opportunity to be featured as a soloist as well.,