Christian W. Martin hails originally from Nuremberg in Germany. He has been living in Ireland for the last fifteen years and completed his studies in 2008 with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Music Performance and Production at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa in Cork.
Classically trained from the age of six he developed a diversity of styles in his playing from jazz/blues, folk to rock and funk. He has played classical violin with various orchestras in venues such as Leipziger Gewandhaus and Frankfurt Opera House. For the last 20 years he has played in various bands in Germany and Ireland (e.g. Peacocks Feather, Shebeen Connection, Celtic Fusion, Pier 19, SanFran, Mrs. Cat etc.). His diverse musical activities lead him on tours throughout Europe and the US.
Currently he is playing with the “Heartstrings Quartet”, the Scandinavian/Irish trad. band ”Silta” (check out www.musiccwm.wix.com/silta), "The Raggle Taggle Gypsies", "Cuckoo" and SONA.