Ingrid Martin is one of Australia’s brightest young conductors, developing a reputation for performances that move players and audiences alike. A fervent advocate of Australian 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.
Since 2015 she has led sell-out performances of everything from Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with soloist Leigh Harrold to Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 as Music Director of the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has worked 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.
Passionate about introducing music to new audiences and melding different art forms Ingrid has collaborated with galleries, artists, dancers, actors and directors to create immersive artistic experiences. Her projects have seen a painter work live on stage in performance alongside the Monash Concert Band during their Sound of Art concerts, and Shakespearean actors recite soliloquies with the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra. In Masquerade the Crosswinds Ensemble performed music of Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera amongst images and paintings of Melbourne’s cabaret scene in the 1930s at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Ingrid completed her Master of Music in Conducting at the University of Minnesota under Craig Kirchhoff. She appears regularly as a workshop clinician, presenter, adjudicator and guest conductor across Australia.