Composer | Conductor

Martín Rincón Botero studied composition in Lübeck (Dieter Mack) and Bogotá (Diego Vega & others). His conducting teachers were Arturo Tamayo and Frank Hube, in Lugano (Switzerland) and Lübeck (Germany). As part of a project sponsored by the Fundación Batuta, he received private lessons with Don Freund. He attended masterclasses with Sidney Corbett, Samuel Adler, Sandeep Bhagwati, Rodney Sharman, Arnulf Herrmann, Reiko Fueting, and Hèctor Parra.

His initial focus on conducting the challenging and intricate works of contemporary music has expanded to include late-romantic orchestral works. A deep understanding of musical structure, form, and historical context, combined with a strong sense of orchestration, harmony, and balance, have allowed him to develop a clear and refined approach to conducting.

Currently he serves as the director of the Spandau Youth Symphony Orchestra in Berlin. He has also conducted a range of ensembles and orchestras, including the LandesJugendEnsemble für Neue Musik Schleswig-Holstein (Lübeck), Ensemble 900 (Lugano), the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Charlottenburg, Spandauer Blasorchester (Berlin), Wind & Brass Ensemble and Concert Band (Hamburg), and ensembles for contemporary music at the University of Music Lübeck.

In 2015, he received the Théodore Gouvy Composition Prize, which included a composition commission for the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken. His music has been performed at various events in Germany, Austria, Colombia, Spain, Poland, and the Netherlands, such as the Klangspuren IEMA (Graz), Mouvements (Saarbrücken), Unerhörte Musik (Berlin) and Zeitgenossen (Heidenheim), by ensembles and orchestras including the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken, Trompo (Amsterdam), Boreas Quartett Bremen, Ensemble Volans (Hamburg), Gdańskie Trio Stroikowe (Gdańsk), and the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Music Lübeck. He was also a finalist in the Witold Szalonek International Composers' Competition and the World Percussion Group Competition and received an honorable mention at the national composition competition for string quartet in Colombia, FestiQ-Artetos.

His strong interest in harmony and musical significance led him to work in the past as a lecturer for work analysis (Introduction to Pitch-class Set Theory) at the University of Music Lübeck, while also serving as a regular speaker at the symposia of the International Anders Eliasson Society in Vienna and Stockholm, where he continues to contribute to the analysis of works by Anders Eliasson.