Virtuoso Maestro Martins leads Orchestra for Full House at Chem-Trend Sponsored Event
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Maestro João Carlos Martins had an early affinity for music and at the age of eight was recognized as a piano virtuoso. By the time he was 20 years old he was already performing at Carnegie Hall. Celebrated as the foremost interpreter of Johann Sebastian Bach, he enjoyed a successful career as a world-renowned pianist, including performing with the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other notable ensembles.
But a series of unfortunate events took him in a different direction and he is now known as a talented and distinguished conductor. He has also founded several social initiatives, helping children learn to play musical instruments and assisting with the development of promising musicians.
In conjunction with a governmental program for organizations to transfer tax payments in support of cultural or social responsibility initiatives within their communities, Chem-Trend Brazil recently hosted a concert featuring Maestro Martins and his orchestra. The event was held in Campinas near the Chem-Trend Southern Hemisphere headquarters and was free of charge to employees and the community.