Martin Fairbank, Musician and Composer


Born in New Westminster, BC, Martin Fairbank began studying the piano at the age of six and has sung, since he was eight, in several choirs in BC, Ontario and Quebec. He also plays the organ and was the director of a church choir in Ontario for several years. The first of his compositions to be performed was Missa Brevis (1986), and in 1987 he received an honourable mention for his A Christmas Lullaby in the Toronto Amadeus Choir Christmas Carol Competition. Since then, he has written several pieces for SATB choir, most of which have been performed by the Sainte-Anne Singers, of which he has been a member since 1998. He obtained honourable mention in the New Works competition hosted by Da Capo choir of Waterloo, Ontario in 2015 for his work How Sweet the Moonlight, written to a Shakespearean text.

More recently, Martin has been singing in several operettas with Lakeshore Light Opera and with a jazz vocal quartet called “House of Cards”.

His university studies were at the University of Victoria, BC, where he obtained a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He has his Grade 10 piano certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

  Martin Fairbank, Musician and Composer
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