The conductor JAIME MARTÍN has risen quickly to international acclaim as a conductor in recent years, following his prominent career as a flautist. Having taken up the role of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gävle Symphony Orchestra in September 2013, he is also Chief Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués and Artistic Director of the Santander International Festival. As a guest conductor he has worked with an impressive list of orchestras that includes the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orquestra Sinfònica de Barcelona, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, London Mozart Players, Irish, English and Lausanne Chamber Orchestras, National Orchestra Lyon, Beijing Symphony, Academy of St Martín in the Fields, Aarhus Symphony, Ulster Orchestra and Winterthur Orchestra. Jaime Martín made his operatic debut conducting The Magic Flute at El Escorial Madrid and San Sebastian Festival in August 2012. He made his debut at the English National Opera in February 2013 conducting The Barber of Seville and returned in fall 2014 to conduct The Marriage of Figaro. Other upcoming guest engagements include debuts with the New Zealand and Queensland Symphony Orchestras as well as return engagements with the São Paulo Symphony, Winterthur Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra. Born in Santander, Spain, Jaime Martín studied with Antonio Arias in Madrid and later with Paul Verhey in The Hague, Holland.