Propellor is a cross-genre ensemble with an ambitious vision.

Soloists, writers and ensemble players have come together from a diverse range of backgrounds to create immersive live experiences through combined art forms.

Martyn Sandersontrombone / sackbut

Martyn Sanderson graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with first class honours in 2011. Whilst at the Conservatoire he cultivated a love for early music and decided to specialise in the Sackbut at postgraduate level. He completed his postgraduate studies with distinction in 2013. Help Musicians UK provided much needed financial support over these two years; in the first year he received a Postgraduate Award and in the second year the prestigious Ian Fleming Award. The Boise Foundation and the Corton Hyde scholarships also helped facilitate his studies.

Martyn plays on a freelance basis with many leading early music ensembles including The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The English Baroque Soloists, The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century (Amsterdam), His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, Florilegium, The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, The Gabrieli Consort and Players, QuintEssential Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, I Fagiolini and The Sixteen. He has toured the USA and Europe with Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists taking him to venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Palace of Versailles and a performance at the BBC Proms. Work with the OAE has included tours to Europe with Sir Simon Rattle playing Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem with Marin Alsop at the BBC Proms. Martyn has recorded discs with His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, The Choir of King’s College Cambridge, The Gabrieli Consort and Players and The Wrocław Baroque Orchestra.

Martyn is also active as a modern trombone player. He has played for the Birmingham Opera Company’s Otello broadcast by BBC television, completed a long stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company on their most recent production of Hamlet and has toured China with The Orchestra of the Swan.