Martin Piecuch

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This native of Waterville, Maine USA captured the prestigious position of saxophone soloist with the U. S. Marine Band at age 18. He studied saxophone with Himie Voxman and Sigurd Rascher and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in each woodwind instrument, Summa Cum Laude, and a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Catholic University of America, studying with Maestro Frederick Fennell. He was Founder/ Director of Washington Woodwind & Saxophone Quartet, guest flutist at Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, and was for thirty years (1963-1992) Saxophone Soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra under such conductors as Aaron Copland, Antal Dorati, Julius Rudell and Leonard Slatkin. He has accompanied Beverly Sills, Henry Mancini, Dinah Shore, Johnny Mathis and Anthony Newley at Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, National and Ford’s Theaters. He has served on the faculties of St. Mary’s College, Howard University and Catholic University of America. Martin lives in New York City and Stonington, Connecticut, with his wife Elizabeth Falk. His hobbies include cooking, gardening and sailing on their Hunter sloop Maestro. Their smaller vessels are named Allegro, Flute and Piccolo. His three children Lisa, Christopher and Timothy all live in Memphis, Tennessee, with his four grand children Hannah and Elise Piecuch and Margaret and Douglas Espinoza.