The Duo Martín was formed by the father and daughter guitarists Eduardo Martín and Galy Martín, in 2005. Both members are graduates of the Superior Institute of Art of Cuba. The Duo’s main goal has been to perform works by the composer and guitarist Eduardo Martín.
Martin’s compositions are comprised of solo guitar works, guitar duets, and chamber works with two guitars and various instrumental combinations, as well as orchestral works where the guitar duo functions as a soloist accompanied by a chamber or symphony orchestra. Even though most of his compositions were recorded by Eduardo’s former ensemble Duo Confluencia with guitarist Walfrido Dominguez, much of his music has yet to be notated and published.
In addition to Martin’s own compositions, the Duo also performs works by others, especially renowned Cuban and Latin American composers, including many world premieres.
Other than their concert tours in Cuba, Germany and the United States, the Duo Martín has frequently appeared performing on radio and television programs. Their CD recordings include Divertimentos Tropicales on Colibrí (Cuba) and Walter Abt and Eduardo Martin Global Ensemble on ABT Music label (Germany).
The Duo Martin has also been promoting the Cuban culture by organizing a monthly concert series at the ALBA Cultural Center in Havana since 2010.