Shortcut Home – Dana Wilson (video sample)
Nurture – Ed Fairlie (video sample)
Danzon No. 2 – Arturo Marquez tr. Oliver Nickel (video sample)
Block M March – Jerry Bilik (video sample)
“One of Australia’s brightest young conductors”, Ingrid Martin has developed a reputation for performances that move players and audiences alike. A passionate advocate of wind music, she has led national and international tours and given premieres of Australian works as a past conductor of the Eltham High School Symphonic Band, Monash Symphonic Winds and the University of Minnesota’s North Star Campus Band.
As Music Director of the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra she has led sell-out performances of everything from Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances to Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. Ingrid works regularly with professional orchestras in Australia and New Zealand as a member of the Symphony Services International Conductor Program and was chosen to participate in the inaugural Stonnington Symphony Emerging Artist Program in 2014. She is a regular guest conductor with ensembles including Orchestra 21 and the Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra.
Returning to Melbourne after completing her Master of Music in Conducting at the University of Minnesota under Craig Kirchhoff Ingrid founded the Crosswinds Ensemble, a professional wind chamber group that collaborates with other art forms in unexpected ways. She is currently Music Director of the Monash Concert Band, teaches at Blackburn High School and appears regularly as a guest conductor, adjudicator and conducting teacher across Australia.