Maestro Juan Luis Martínez was born in Valencia where he began his musical training at the Conservatorio Joaquin Rodrigo where he studied with C. Roig, S. Porter, E. Cifre and A. Blanquer, among others. He attended courses with P. Cao and J. E. Gardiner. He also studied Conducting with maestro Salvador Mas, following the Viennese tradition of Hans Swarowsky.
Juan Luis Martínez has conducted prestigious national and international soloists such as María Bayo, Ivo Pogorelich, Jean Claude Van-den Eynden, François F. Guy, Eric Terwilliger, Benoît Fromanger, Adrienne Krausz, Álvaro Campos, José Luis Estellés, Nicolás Chumachenco, Josep Colom, Asier Polo, among others.
Martínez appeared as guest conductor with several orchestras and ensembles, such as Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, Grup contemporani (Valencia), OSR Murcia, Orquesta de Valencia, Orquesta del Palau de Les Arts, Orquesta de Extremadura, etc.
Conducting Estil Concertant (on period instruments), Juan Luis Martínez has lead an important project dedicated to the recovery of the stage music composed by Vicente Martín y Soler. He conducted the stage cantata “Il Sogno” in 2002, the opera “Una cosa rara” in 2003, the ballet “Didone abbandonata” in 2005, and the opera “La festa del villaggio” in 2006, all of them productions by Estil Concertant for the Palau de Les Arts de Valencia.
Recently, in 2015 he has conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica Goya and Ivo Pogorelich in a concert included in the season of the Auditorio de Zaragoza.
Since the year 2001-2002 he has been one of the heads of the course of Conducting at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Aragón. He is also the principal conductor of the “Orquesta del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón” (OCSMA), ensemble which may be found among the leading young orchestras in the country and participates in important concerts and events.