Project Description

Gregory Martin

Gregory Martin

American-born pianist Gregory Martin’s life in music has been filled with performance opportunities throughout the globe.

His primary pedagogical studies were as a young pianist in Moscow, Russia. This opportunity served to ignite his passion for Russian, German, and Polish music, and offered him the opportunity to perform internationally from a young age.

While in Russia, Gregory studied with Mikhail Voskresensky, Irina Plotnikova, and Andrei Diev. Currently, he studies under Robert Roux at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Gregory is a prizewinner of many competitions around the globe including the Grand Prize in the Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition. Examples of his performances with symphony orchestras include Fort Worth, New Mexico, and the Moscow City Symphony Orchestras. Gregory’s main goal is to bring peace and to unite and inspire people worldwide through his musical performances.

Virtual First Round

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870 

Chopin: Études Op. 25: No. 1 in A-flat Major, “Aeolian Harp”; No. 4 in a minor, “Paganini”

Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 in C Major, “Waldstein,” Op. 53

I. Allegro con brio

II. Introduzione. Adagio molto

III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato—Prestissimo

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in g minor, Op. 23, No. 5

In-Person Second Round

Carl Vine: Resolve 

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition


I. The Gnome

Promenade (Second)

II. The Old Castle

Promenade (Third)

III. Tuileries (Children’s Quarrel After Games)

IV. Cattle

Promenade (Fourth)

V. Ballet of Unhatched Chicks

VI. “Samuel” Goldenberg and “Schmuÿle”

Promenade (Fifth)

VII. Limoges. The Market (The Great News)

VIII. Catacombs (Roman Tombs)—With the Dead in a Dead Language

IX. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba Yaga)

X. The Bogatyr Gates (The Great Gate of Kiev)

Tchaikovsky-Pletnev: Suite from The Nutcracker, Op. 71a

I. March

II. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

III. Tarantella

IV. Intermezzo

V. Trepak

VI. Chinese Dance

VII. Pas de Deux

Semifinal Round – Chamber Music

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in d minor, Op. 108

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Un poco presto e con sentimento

IV. Presto agitato

Final Round

Prokofiev: Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 16

I. Andantino—Allegretto

II. Scherzo: Vivace

III. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato

IV. Finale: Allegro tempestoso