Wolfram-Maria Märtig first began his musical studies at the age of six, taking piano lessons from his parents. Horn, Violin, Conducting and Composition studies completed his musical training. His teachers have included Sebastian Knauer, Eliza Hansen and Michael Höltzel. At the age of 16 he was accepted to the Hamburg Musikhochschule as a youth student, where he studied piano with Prof. Evgeni Koroliov, Horn with Prof. Ab Koster and Conducting with Prof. Christof Prick.

 

He has played the horn in several orchestras, including the Bundesjugendorchester and Solo-Hornist of the KlassikPhilharmonie Hamburg.

 

As composer and arranger, he has worked with orchestras and ensembles since 2000. These have included the KlassikPhilharmonie Hamburg, the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper Wien and the Essener Philharmoniker.

 

While still a student, Märtig was engaged in 2008 as the conductor and musical assistant of chief conductor at the State Theatre Nuremberg. A year later he moved to the Essen Opera House, the Aalto Theatre. During the summer semester of 2012 he held a teaching position for piano accompaniment at the Folkwang University in Essen, after which he joined the Berlin State Opera "Unter den Linden" for the 2012/2013 season. There he conducted Madama Butterfly, Der Freischütz and The Magic Flute. Simultaneously he was guest conductor at the Aalto-Theater for Eugene Onegin, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly and Ariadne auf Naxos.

 

Beginning with the 2014/2015 season, he is first conductor at the Vienna Volksoper. The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Traviata, Hänsel & Gretel, Zar and Zimmermann are among his repertoire there, as well as musicals, operettas and ballets.

 

Wolfram-Maria Märtig has worked with Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Harding, Eberhard Friedrich, Julia Jones, Helen Donath, Magdalena Kožená, Anna Prohaska, Dorothea Röschmann, Wolfgang Brendel, René Pape, Rolando Villazón, Roman Trekel, Achim Freyer and many others.

 

The orchestras under his baton have included the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper, the Orchestre Philharmonique Luxembourg, the Orchestra of the national opera Beijing, the Tonkünstler orchestra Niederösterreich, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the State Philharmonic Orchestra Nürnberg.

 

As a pianist and horn player he has won 1st prize in several national and international competitions as well as a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Society Germany. He has received special awards from the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the German Music Foundation and the German Federal Chamber of Pharmacists. He has worked as a pianist for the Young German Philharmonic and the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival.

 

In 2012 he was awarded the young artists prize by the Aalto Theatre Essen.