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 Conservatory of Lübeck.
In 2015, he was awarded the Théodore Gouvy composition prize, which included a commission for a composition for the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken. His music has been performed in Germany, Austria, Columbia, Spain, Poland, and the Netherlands by ensembles and orchestras such as Boreas Quartett Bremen, Ensemble Volans, Trompo, Gdańskie Trio Stroikowe, the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken, and the Symphony Orchestra of the Lübeck University of Music. He was also a finalist at the composition competitions Witold Szalonek International Composers' Competition and World Percussion Group Competition and received an honorable mention at the national composition competition for string quartet in Colombia FestiQ-Artetos.
His keen interest in harmony and musical meaning has led him to work as lecturer for work analysis (introduction to the pitch class set theory) at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and as regular lecturer at symposia for the International Anders Eliasson Society in Vienna and Stockholm, contributing to the analysis of works by Anders Eliasson.