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 composition lessons with Don Freund. He attended conducting masterclasses with Ricardo Averbach and Nikolay Lalov, and composition masterclasses with Sidney Corbett, Samuel Adler, Sandeep Bhagwati, Rodney Sharman, Arnulf Herrmann, Reiko Fueting, and Hèctor Parra.

Currently he serves as the conductor of the Spandau Youth Symphony Orchestra in Berlin. He has also conducted a range of ensembles and orchestras, including the Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras (Portugal), 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.

He was a semi-finalist in the conducting competition of the International Conducting Academy and Competition of the Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras in 2023.

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 contributes to the analysis of works by Anders Eliasson.