Biography of Cousin Martin:
Member of the Aquinas Piano Trio - Martin Cousin (piano) is now regarded as one of the most exceptional pianists of his generation, having been awarded 1st Prize at the 2005 Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Seregno, Italy) and Gold Medal at the 2003 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition (London). Martin has appeared regularly in the major London musical venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, Barbican Centre as well as Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. He has performed as concerto soloist with the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Philharmonic, and BBC Concert Orchestras. Performances further afield have included tours of New Zealand, the US, Indonesia and Thailand, concerts in Stockholm, Brussels, Toronto, Tokyo, Berne and The Hague, together with numerous recitals throughout Italy. Martin’s hands are also featured on the big screen in the Oscar-winning film ‘Shine’, for the scenes involving Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto.