Martin Koch

Martin Koch - Musical Supervisor, Additional Material and Arrangements

Current: Runs a successful music production company and recording studio with colleague Nick Gilpin which undertakes television, film, CD and DVD projects. Currently working on the film Consider Yourself for Mob Films and PTL a musical written by Sir Elton John.

Training: Royal College Of Music (Scholar).

Theatre London: (Musical Director) Chicago Cambridge Theatre, Pirates Of Penzance Drury Lane Theatre, The Boy Friend Albery Theatre, Blondel Aldwych Theatre, Follies Shaftesbury Theatre.

Theatre International: (Musical Supervisor) Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Oliver, MAMMA MIA! and Billy Elliot.

Orchestrations: Just So, Moby Dick, Which Witch, Tutankhamen, MAMMA MIA!, Jerry Springer The Opera, Billy Elliot, Bad Girls, Kombat Opera, Shoes and VIVA FOREVER!.
For Shirley Bassey, Charles Aznavour, Jennifer Rush, Michael Ball, Sir Elton John, Anastasia, Denise Van Outen, Jamelia, John Barrowman, Emeli Sandé, Lesley Garrett, Vanessa Mae, Will Young, Beverley Knight, Birdy and John Newman.

Recordings: Over 30 albums including: Les Misérables (Original cast and Symphonic) Miss Saigon, Oliver, Hey Mr. Producer, MAMMA MIA! Jerry Springer The Opera, Billy Elliot, Bad Girls, John Barrowman - The Album and Shoes.

Film: Sam written and directed by Nick Brooks.

Television: The Olivier Awards 1993-2001(Composer, arranger, musical supervisor), The Royal Variety Show 2002,2004, 2006, 2008 (Composer, arranger, musical supervisor), BAFTA’s 1995-2003 (Composer, arranger, musical supervisor), Sports Personality Of The Year 2006-2014 (Composer, arranger, musical supervisor), Kombat Opera (5 mini Operas for BBC TV orchestrator), Music Live (Composer, arranger, musical supervisor).

Conducting: London Philharmonic, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, SWF German Radio Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Symphony Orchestra.

Other: Music supervisor for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd 1988-1999, Eurovision Song Contest 1998 (Wrote the opening and closing titles and music supervisor), Commonwealth Games Handover in Delhi 2010 (composer orchestrator and music supervisor), London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies (Music supervisor to all 4 ceremonies and composer to the Paralympic Opening).

Awards and nominations: Grammy and Tony nomination 2002 for MAMMA MIA!, Tony and Drama Desk winner 2009 for Billy Elliot.