Twenty year old bassist, Martin Kapsch, is a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has been a soloist with the Lirica Chamber Orchestra, performing the Concerto for Bass and Orchestra by Serge Koussevitzky. Additionally, he has performed chamber and orchestral music at the Sarasota Music Festival and played and recorded with the Exultate Chamber Orchestra and Choir.
Martin began his studies with John Bulger of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and continued with Christopher Brown, former principal bassist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He spent his junior and senior years of high school as a full time student at the University of Minnesota, and performed as principal bassist of the University Symphony Orchestra in his senior year. After high school, Martin continued his studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music with Timothy Pitts and Paul Ellison.
Martin is currently home in the Twin Cities, studying with his former teacher, Christopher Brown, as well as with Matthew Frischman of the Minnesota Orchestra and Fred Bretschger, former assistant principal bassist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He will be returning to the University of Minnesota next fall.