After completing his North American Tour of Quidam in 1997, which he originated with Cirque du Soleil in 1996, Martin St-Pierre has continued to be recognized as a front man for improvised violin in the Classical, World Music, and Jazz communities. Martin has extensive knowledge of North Indian Classical Music and traditional Chinese Music. Martin collects and plays many Ethnic stringed instruments and his playing has been recorded for use in several sound libraries. Martin can also be regularly heard playing many of his ethnic instruments for the score to the new Sci-Fi series, Battlestar Galactica.
Martin received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Performance from Montreal University. Martin is also a full scholarship Conducting Alumnus of the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Orchestra Conducting in Maine. As a violinist, Martin has performed and recorded with multiple orchestras including the world renowned Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, I Musici, and The Hollywood Orchestra for the film score, Spiderman 3.
As a Composer and Orchestrator, Martin has a vast array of styles and influences that he draws upon for each of his projects. Cirque du Soleil commissioned Martin to orchestrate for full orchestra, a performance, which he then also conducted for Canadas prestigious Governor Generals Awards.
Martin worked on the Orchestral Programming and Additional Orchestration for the new multi-million dollar show, Le Rêve at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, Dir. by Franco Dragone.
Martin has assisted composer Christopher Young as an Arranger, Orchestrator and Score Coordinator on multiple projects including, The Grudge, Beauty Shop, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," The Grudge 2, "Ghost Rider which Martin was also the score Co-Producer and most recently, Spiderman 3.
Martin was selected for the 2006 Sundance Film Institutes Composers Lab. While in Sundance Martin worked under the mentorship of composers Terence Blanchard, George S. Clinton, Laura Karpman, Thomas Newman and Alex Werman.
In 2006 Martin and an all-star band was sought out to arrange 6 songs specifically selected by and to be performed for Led Zeppelins Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Soon after Trent Reznor asked Martin to arrange 8 of his NIN songs for an all-acoustic performance at Neil Youngs Bridge School Benefit Concerts, at which Martin also performed along side Trent. Neil Young and Trent were very impressed with Martins arrangements and the performance. Trent then decided to bring Martin into the studio to record the whole project.
Martin was recently named Music Director for the Theatrical Vaudeville group, LucEnt DosSieR. Martin has just completed 40 minutes of original music, which will be performed live with the group at Coachella. The music festival, which is now sold out at over 60,000, Lucent Dossier will be performing along side Bjork, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine.
Martin recently composed the score for Dir. Seth Resnik, 2005 Academy (AMPAS) Nicholl Fellowships award recipient and nominee for 2006 Academys Student Awards, latest film, The Wish. He is also currently performing with Mystere Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas.
In 2004 Martin St-Pierre was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Music, for the show, Ramayana 2k3.
COMPOSER / SCORE COORDINATOR / SOUND DESIGNER / PRODUCER
- "Spider-Man 3", Sony Picture, Orchestrator and Score Coodinator
-"Ablution", Short Drama, Composer
-"The Grudge 2", Sony Picture, Orchestrator
-"Ghost Rider", Sony Picture, Orchestrator and electric violin
-"Falling Forward", Dir. Scott Rhea, Composer and score producer
-"The Exorcism of Emily Rose", Columbia Picture, Orchestrator
-"Le Reve", Live show at the Wynn Las Vegas, Dir. Franco Dragone, orchestral Programming and Additional Orchestration.
-"Nate Washington", Drama Short, Blane Dydasco (indie), Composer
-"Beauty Shop", Comedy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Score Coordinator
-"The Grudge," Horror, Columbia Pictures, Score Coordinator
-My Red Fox, Animation Short, Dir. Bee Kwanghua Pi, Composer, Performer, Sound Designer, Soundtrack Producer
-Luminosity, Duo Silks Act, New-York aerialists Laura Witwer and Angela Jones, Composer, Performer, Soundtrack Producer
-Requiem, Animation Short, Dir. Roger Oda, Orchestrator, Arranger, Performer, Soundtrack Producer
-Ramayana 2k3, Electronica Dance Drama, Fabulous Monsters Performance Group, Composed 5 Pieces for Soundtrack
-Blue Guys, Comedic Act in Melange, Composer, Performer, Soundtrack Producer
-Edena, Trapeze Duo Act in Melange, Composer, Performer, Soundtrack Producer
-Aura Eterna," Silk Act, New-York Aerialist Laura Witwer, Composer, Performer, Producer
-"Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, Performed with Pop Singer Vanessa Carlton, Violin
-"Cirque Du Soleil", "Mystere," 2004 to present, Violin
-"Cirque Du Soleil", Varekai, for San Jose and Atlanta engagements, Violin
-Cheval, North American Tour, Violin
-"Cirque Du Soleil", Quidam, North American and European Tours, Violin
-Artistic Director of the St-Laurent Chamber Orchestra
-Katjar, World Jazz Trio, Violin
-"La Trilogie de la Vilegiature," Theatre Du Nouveau Monde, Dir. Guilermo de Andrea (Arranged and Performed Haydn String Quartets)
-Laval Symphony Orchestra, Violin
-Celtic Christmas Julie Mondin Harpist, Violin, Viola, Flute, Arranger, Producer
-Awakening Healer first album, Violin, Composer, Programmer, CO-Producer
-Mind if we make love to you The Wondermints, Violin
-IL Isabelle Lehoux, Composer, Arranger, Violin, Erhu, Percussion, Producer
-Ciel De Lune Katjar, Composer, Violin, Erhu, Sound Engineer
-Dvorak Laval Symphony Orchestra, Violin
-Mozart Laval Symphony Orchestra, Violin
-En Attendant M Katjar, Composer, Violin, Sound Engineer
-Manon Feubel Laval Symphony Orchestra, Violin
-Bakti by Jonathan Harvey, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Violin