Joanne Pearce Martin


Nadia Shpachenko's The Poetry of Places recording album cover

The Poetry of Places

Pianist Joanne Pearce Martin was appointed by Esa-Pekka Salonen as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Keyboardist in 2001. A graduate of Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute, she enjoys a busy career as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. With the LA Phil, she has performed as soloist with conductors including Salonen, John Adams, and Gustavo Dudamel. She has appeared in concert on five continents, including programs with her 2-piano partner for almost three decades, husband Gavin Martin. Ms. Martin has been the subject of several national television features, and has collaborated frequently with artists such as cellist Lynn Harrell and violinist Joshua Bell. With Bell, she has made numerous television and concert appearances, including the Tavis Smiley Show and a PBS “Great Performances” live concert from Las Vegas’ Smith Center. Joanne also performs and records on the Theremin, and in her spare time she enjoys being up in the air – skydiving and flying airplanes.