John Martin (Pianist). In a colourful career of great variety, John Martin has become very well-known and celebrated as a sensitive and entertaining performer. He has recently gained a lot of notice for a cameo as the department store pianist in Bruce Beresford’s movie “Ladies In Black”!
As pianist and Music Director John has worked with many stars of the Australian and international concert and theatre scenes, including such celebrated singers as Peter Cousens, David Hobson, Marina Prior, Mark Vincent, The Australian Tenors, The Ten Sopranos, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Amelia Farrugia, Julie Lea Goodwin, Jacqueline Porter, Greta Bradman, Jose Carbo and Geoffrey Chard.
In October 2019, John joined forces again with Mark Vincent in a mini tour of a Mario Lanza programme.
John has also worked with many of the best instrumentalists, and toured China in June 2018 with frequent collaborator flautist Jane Rutter. In 2019 they did an extensive Australian tour with legendary Music Theatre star Peter Cousens.
He has also worked regularly with theatrical luminaries such as Miriam Margolyes, Amanda Muggleton, Meredith O’Reilly and Stuart Maunder, as well as many up-and-coming young performers in both the classical and cabaret genres.
John is frequently to be heard on radio, especially ABC Classic FM, both as soloist and accompanist, and has championed the works of many Australian composers. He has had a long and happy association with his great friend Ann Carr-Boyd, and has for many years enjoyed the pleasure of performing and recording her music, many of these recordings being now available through Wirripang Publications.