A frontman in both violin performance and composition, Martin St-Pierre is renowned for his versatility, specializing in Classical, Rock, and World Music. St-Pierre has extensive knowledge of traditional Chinese, North Indian Classical, Eastern Europe, and various Middle Eastern music styles. St-Pierre collects and plays stringed bowed instruments from all over the world, including Nepal and Middle-East. Martin’s Erhu and Yailli Tambur solos were regularly featured on Bear McCreary’s Battlestar Galactica’s score, soundtrack, and Socom 4 video game.
As a classical and contemporary violinist, St-Pierre has performed with multiple orchestras, including the world-renowned Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and I Musici. St-Pierre’s many projects have included members of White Zombie, NIN, Perfect Circle, and Primus, to name a few. His own group, Opium Machine, performed at Coachella 2007. St-Pierre has recorded, arranged, and performed with Trent Reznor, was the original violinist for Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, performed with Cheval Theatre, and currently performs as a violinist and assistant musical director in Cirque Du Soleil’s original Las Vegas masterpiece, Mystere. St-Pierre was an orchestrator and score coordinator for Christopher Young on numerous feature films, including The Grudge, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Spider-Man 3, and soundtrack co-producer for Ghost Rider. Martin’s orchestrations and orchestral programming can be heard in the spectacular water show, Le Reve, at Wynn Las Vegas.
As a composer, Martin's vast array of styles can be heard throughout his compositions. His work has been featured in several award-winning feature films. Having scored several short films and animations, St-Pierre has completed his third feature film. Martin’s numerous compositions for theater, cirque, and dance companies include; Valitar, Lucent Dossier, Cirque Montage, multiple individual cirque artists' acts, and Chimelong International Circus, the largest permanent circus in the world.
An accomplished orchestra conductor, St-Pierre is an alumnus of the highly prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Orchestra Conductors in Maine. In 2004 St-Pierre was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. In 2006 St-Pierre won the Composer Lab Fellowship at the Sundance Institute.