Ingrid Martin's work as a conductor, clinician and curator is united by her vision to transform lives through the emotive power of music.
In demand internationally as a clinician, guest conductor and lecturer, she is renowned for her ability to lead ensembles to deeper, more meaningful musical performances. Ingrid creates inspiring experiences for audiences and empowers musicians to find their unique artistic voice.
Ingrid trained under the late John Hopkins AM OBE and initially studied Medicine at Monash University then worked as an emergency physician while maintaining a busy musical life as a Conductor, Horn Player and Violinist. A decision to further her conducting training meant relocating to the University of Minnesota where she completed a Master of Music with mentor, Craig Kirchhoff.
As Artistic Director of the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra and Crosswinds Ensemble, she leads innovative performances that fuse music with other art forms in unexpected venues - from an orchestra playing Ravel in a pub, to chamber winds performing Kurt Weill amongst renegade paintings at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.
From 2017-19 Ingrid served as Victorian State President of the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association from. She teaches conducting to graduate students at the University of Melbourne, provides individual tuition to hundreds of teachers and professional development for conductors through private lessons and the Victorian Schools Music Festival.
Recent engagements include conducting Orchestra 21, Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra, Bayside Chamber Orchestra, and at Victorian and South Australian State Music Camps. 2019 sees her working with the University of Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, Peninsula Chamber Musicians and the University of Melbourne All-Staff Orchestra.