Antonio Martinez

Searching for an Identity
Antonio Martinez

I am a composer by hobby that specializes in writing music mostly for piano, but sometimes for large ensembles.

I first began playing the piano in 1999, and by 2003 had begun violin and singing lessons.

In the decade since, however, most of my music time had been focused primarily on music composition.

In 2006, I wrote my first piece of music in D minor, which I am looking to get on this website in the near future.

By the following year, I began the groundwork for a collection of piano pieces that I am still working and updating to this date: a compilation of melodies inspired by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales with the rhythm and styles of ragtime composers such as Scott Joplin and Joseph Lamb. This collection of pieces is called the "Rags of the Red Light District." As of March 2015, there are 12 pieces, four more than when I first copyrighted the collection nearly three years ago.

I have also created a second collection of 12 pieces for piano called "Paradise in Saint Petersburg," which were completed in 2012.