Martin Jantzen is equally at home as a performer on the viola da gamba, the violoncello and the rare arpeggione, which is reflected in his busy concert schedule and numerous international prizes and scholarships.

He is fascinated by the various forms of communication that can be discovered in every style of music. Finding the balance between the abstract and immediate emotionality in music, experimenting with it and conveying it are at the heart of his performances. He likes to blur the boundaries between old and new music and makes use of both languages.

After successfully completing his studies in Freiburg im Breisgau and Frankfurt am Main, he graduated with honors from the Schola Cantorum in Basel and passes on his knowledge to the next generation at the Tübingen Music School.
He performs on international stages and works with ensembles such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bachakademie Stuttgart, El Gran Teatro del Mundo, the viol consort Phantasm as well as Amaconsort, Flor Galante, Ensemble Bastion, [sic]nals and Le Grand-Rien and is a member of the management team at the Musikfest Eichstätt.

His passion for chamber music is reflected in the successes of his ensembles: 1st prize with Amaconsort at the international “Van Wassenaer” competition in Utrecht in 2021, 1st prize with Flor Galante at the international “Berlin Bach Competition” in the same year and much more.
Martin was supported in his studies by various scholarships – the Kalliope Foundation, the GFF of the HfMDK-Frankfurt, the Sinfonima Mannheim and the DAAD. He studied with Prof. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Prof. Elena Cheah, Prof. Jan Ickert, Prof. Paolo Pandolfo and Helmut Lachenmann.

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