ARCM, HonFGSM, FRCM
Martin Gatt studied at the Royal College of Music with Archie Camden and was principal bassoon of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1958-66, of the English Chamber Orchestra from 1966-76, and of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1977-98. He was also bassoonist in the Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet from 1967-91 and taught at Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1967-84. At the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts he founded the Department of Wind, Brass and Percussion. He regularly sits on panels of juries in Great Britain and abroad.
Martin has been a member of a chamber group which has performed extensively in festivals. He has recorded CDs of trios, quartets, quintets and sextets as well as solo albums with Margaret Lynn (piano), Colin Parr (clarinet) and ex-principal players from South African broadcasting orchestra and Bournemouth.
Martin travels regularly to adjudicate, present masterclasses and take part in recitals in China, Hong Kong and Europe.
Faculties / departments: Woodwind