Dakota Martin

Flute (Community Program Mentor)

Montréal-based flutist, Dakota Martin, enjoys a multifaceted career performing regularly across Canada, Europe, and Asia. A passionate orchestral musician, Dakota has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Center Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra (UK), Britten Pears Festival Orchestra (UK), and New Generation Opera Festival Orchestra (Italy). Most recently Dakota has been invited to perform as guest principal flute with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Also passionate about period instrument performance, Dakota has studied baroque flute with Rachel Brown and Claire Guimond, and performs regularly with baroque ensembles in Montréal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

In addition to his orchestral pursuits, Dakota is an avid soloist and chamber player. A prize winner at the Canadian Music Competition, and the Concours OSM Manuvie (Montréal), he has also appeared as a soloist with the McGill Symphony Orchestra and Pronto Musica Chamber Orchestra.

Dakota is an alumnus of McGill’s Schulich School of Music in Montréal and the Royal College of Music in London, where he completed his studies with Timothy Hutchins and Susan Milan.