Martín Loyato – composer, trumpeter, improviser, poet, conductor, and visual artist was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed his early studies at the Conservatory Superior of Music in Buenos Aires, received his B.F.A. in Composition and Trumpet Performance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and a Ph.D. in Composition at The State University of New York, Stony Brook. He studied trumpet with Arturo Sandoval, Edward Carroll, Eric Aubier, Howie Shear, Bill Bing, Gabriel Archilla and Osvaldo Lacunza, and has worked with composers including Lucky Mosko, Anne Lebaron, Ivo Medek, Bunita Marcus, Peter Winkler, Daria Semegen, and Sheila Silver. As a trumpet player, Dr. Loyato has shared the stage with such notable artists as Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Yusef Lateef, Ray Anderson, and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, among others. Martín was invited to perform in the First Latin Grammys in 2000. In 2003, Dr. Loyato conducted under Pierre Boulez for the Ojai Music Festival in California. He has performed with numerous orchestras including the Orquesta Académica de la Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Orquesta Juvenil Franco-Argentina (Buenos Aires-Lyon), Florida International University Symphony Orchestra, and the Westminster Symphony. Dr. Loyato has composed and performed concert works for electro-acoustic, dance, theater, choral, orchestra and chamber ensembles, as well as music for television features and advertisements. Among many private commissions from Europe, New Zealand, Asia, North and South America, he has been commissioned to write a children’s musical, En el Fondo de Mar, to beneﬁt poor children in Buenos Aires. He has received a number of awards for his compositions. In 2003 he was invited by the Janacek Academy in Czech Republic to participate in an international performance and composition workshop for percussion. The renowned Penderecki Quartet selected his string quartet Allí Buenos Aires in 2004 for a performance workshop discussing and demonstrating the latest in writing for strings. Celestial Spheres, a multi- media piece notated graphically for forty musicians, was premiered at CalArts in 2005. This piece is published in the book Notations 21 an anthology of innovative musical notation by Theresa Sauer. As an educator, Mr. Loyato was part of Morton Subotnick’s team in Los Angeles, contributing to the development of a series of programs that introduce music and technology to children of all ages. His anthology of poetry, Helechos del Alma, was published in Argentina in 2006. 2010 marked the release of his ﬁrst solo album, Syncretism, in which he explores the colors of the Gamelan ensemble, Big Band, electronics, Middle Eastern and Latin rhythms, jazz and poetry. His last tour covered Las Vegas, Spain, Singapore and China. He was awarded as an artist in residence at Seaside Institute in Florida in 2010, for the program Escape to Create “A Celebration of Art, Life and Community”. Dr. Loyato currently resides in New York.