valentin marti

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Valentin Marti was born in Zürich. He graduated from Zurich Conservatory with degrees in classical saxophone (1987-94 Urs Schoch, Marcus Weiss) and studies in composition (1991-95 Gerald Bennet). From 1995 until 1997 he made additional studies in composition under Michael Jarrell in Vienna at the School of Music and Performing Arts.
He is currently active as a free-lance musician (mainly of contemporary music), as a member of various contemporary chamber music ensembles, and an instrumental tutor. He is a member of the board of ISCM (International Society of Contemporary Music) in Zurich, and since 2002 president thereof.
He won second prize at the International Composer's Competition of Klagenfurt in Austria (1997), was awarded a special prize by the ‘Universal Edition’ in Salzburg in Austria (1997), received a honourable mention at the ‘Premio Valentino Bucchi’ in Rome (1997), achievement award from the Zollikon council in 2002, received a commission for a composition from the canton of Zurich and was awarded a sabbatical year for composition by the city of Zurich in 2003. Valentin Marti lives in Zurich.