Martin Hiendl (*1986) was born and raised in the Bavarian Forest in the south-east of Germany. His music involves both instrumental and electronic sources and has been played throughout Europe and the U.S., including venues like ZKM Karlsruhe, Bockenheimer Depot Frankfurt, the Hammer Museum Los Angeles, The Kitchen and Roulette in New York. In Frankfurt he studied piano, conducting and composition with Beat Furrer, among others. He completed his studies at the University of California San Diego with Roger Reynolds.
As the winner of the 6. Johann Joseph Fux Opera Composition Competition, he is currently writing an opera for the musikprotokoll Graz 2016/2017. In 2013 the International Contemporary Ensemble premiered »OFFSHORE«, an hour-long piece co-created with video and performance artist Monica Duncan. In 2010 Beat Furrer conducted the premiere of his short opera »Erwartung und Traumverlust« for which Claudia Doderer designed the stage. As a pianist he played and recorded Feldman's »For Philip Guston« with Rachel Beetz and Dustin Donahue and in San Diego he conducted the west-coast premiere of Fausto Romitelli's video opera »An Index of Metals«.
He is currently living and working in Berlin.