The Andrew Britton Fellow for 2021 is Romaric Martin (France).
After obtaining, in 2011, the first prize in guitar and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux in the class of Olivier Chassain, he continued his studies at the Pôle Supérieur de Spectacle Vivant in Rennes where he studied with Hervé Merlin, Pablo Marquez, Roberto Aussel, Michel Grizard and Francisco Bernier. In 2015, he completed his Bachelor’s degree with the Diplôme National Supérieur Professionnel de Musique and finished, the following year, his training for the Diplôme d’Etat de professeur de guitare at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Musique et de Danse de Poitou-Charentes.
Working with Bruno Marlat since 2009, Romaric specializes in romantic guitar and obtained in 2017 a master’s degree in early music at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Musique et de Danse de Poitou-Charentes and at the University of Poitiers. During this training he was introduced to baroque guitar and continuo with Beatrice Pornon and Pascal Dubreuil.
The Consortium was especially taken with Romaric’s proposed research into The French guitarist and composer François Doisy (1748-1806).