Kevin Martinez, BM
Kevin Martinez is a Sacramento-based pianist and music collaborator. He is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music program in Piano Performance at Sacramento State University, where he studied with internationally acclaimed pianist, Richard Cionco. As an internationally recognized soloist, Kevin specializes in Romantic era repertoire, frequently performing works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt, among others.
Kevin also collaborates with local chamber music groups and vocalists in a wide variety of repertoire. In 2016, he began a partnership with the Freedom from Fistula Foundation to raise funds for women and girls in Africa who suffer from obstetric fistula, performing in a California tour of vocal recitals with his partner and longtime music collaborator, soprano Taylor Haines. He has also performed in various trios with local and international artists.
As a researcher and educator, Kevin has been recognized for his lectures in music history and musicology, and stresses the importance of these aspects to his students in performance preparation. He has been a private piano teacher at the Pacific Institute of Music since 2015.