Martin Palacios, a member of the Jackson Symphony of Jackson Tennessee and the North Mississippi Symphony, originally from Auburn and an alumnus of Pakachoag Music School, returns from Memphis, Tennessee this week to play Bach and Saint-Saens.
The concert, which will include faculty member Kamilla Isanbaeva Irving at the Piano and Dr. Maxim Korn, Martin’s teacher while at Pakachoag, is scheduled for:
Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
Martin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Music from Pensacola Christian College in 2013. While at PCC, he was a violinist in the resident string quartet and performed on national television with Rejoice in the Lord telecast. He competed and won several competitions involving the undergraduate and graduate concerto divisions, solo strings, and original music composition.
In the summer of 2013, Martin accepted an opportunity to teach at the Curacao Summer Music Camp in the Netherlands Antilles where he performed in solos and chamber groups, conducted the advance string orchestra, and taught private lessons.
Martin began studying violin when he was twelve years old using the Jaffe Strings Video program. In 2004, at the age of 14, Martin enrolled at Pakachoag Music School taking lessons with Dr. Maxim Korn. Recognizing Martin’s ability, Dr. Korn inspired Martin through his model teachings and regular faculty performances to pursue music as a profession and not just a hobby.
Currently, Martin is completing a second masters at the University of Memphis in Suzuki Pedagogy; and he is a Suzuki violin teacher at the Bellevue Baptist Church School of Performing Arts. In addition to graduate studies and teaching, Martin finds joy freelancing in Memphis, writing and arranging music, and serving as concertmaster for Bellevue’s church orchestra which has included concerts with prestigious musicians including Veritas and Michael W. Smith, and a performance in Carnegie Hall with Natalie Grant.
Saturday’s concert is the first of four special events scheduled by Pakachoag Music School for the 2016-2017 academic year.