Martin Yates —

Music Arranger

Martin Yates studied as a pianist, composer and conductor and made his professional debut with Israel National Opera, later conducting at the opera houses of Helsinki, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo and Rome. Martin is best known for his recordings of British and French music and his work in ballet.

He has conducted for companies including The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Norwegian National Ballet, National Ballet of Tokyo and Hong Kong Ballet, in repertory including Manon, Mayerling, The Sleeping Beauty, Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Rite of Spring, The Firebird, Petrushka, Pulcinella, Four Last Songs, The Four Sections, The Snow Queen, Carmen and Don Quixote. Martin has arranged and orchestrated the ballets Manon (MacMillan), Carmen (Scarlett), Queen of Spades (Scarlett), Don Quixote (Acosta), Carmen (Acosta) and Four Schumann Pieces (Van Manen).

He is a prolific conductor on the concert platform, conducting orchestras such as the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with which he has made over fifty recordings.