Martín Palmeri, born in Buenos Aires, is a composer, pianist, choirmaster and orchestra conductor. He studied composition with Daniel Montes, Marcelo Chevalier, Rodolfo Mederos, Virtú Maragno and Edgar Grana (New York), choral direction with Antonio Russo and Néstor Zadoff, orchestral conducting with Mario Benzecry, singing with Amalia Estévez and José Crea, and piano with Eduardo Páez and Orlando Trípodi.
Palmeri is a renowned choral director who was worked with a number of different choirs and vocal groups. He has written numerous choral and instrumental works and operas.
In recent years he has been invited to direct and perform as pianist in the performance of his work Misatango, (first performed by the National Sympony Orchestra of Cuba in 1996) in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. This work was chosen as part of the workshops for Europa Cantat 2009 (Utrecht, the Netherlands), and has been performed by renowned directors, soloists and orchestras in various cities of the world.
Palmeri was awarded First Prize in the Choral Arrangement Competition organised by AAMCANT in 2011. The National University of Rosario awarded him First Prize in the National Choral Arrangement Competition in 2010. The National Foundation for the Arts awarded him First Prize in 2003 in the Symphonic Work category of the Juan Carlos Paz Composition Competition for his work Concierto de danzas para cello y orquesta (Concerto of dances for cello and orchestra). Several of his compositions have been recorded on CDs produced in Italy, Latvia and Argentina. He has taken part in a wide variety of other activities such as acting as judge in the Eisteddfod contest of the Welsh community in Chubut.