Tenor Martin Renner Wallace is from Victoria where he studied voice at the Conservatory of Music as well as completing a bachelors of music in performance at UVic. He moved to Vancouver to tour with “Vancouver Opera in Schools” programme before completing a masters of music in opera at UBC. Martin has been a member of the Young Artist programmes with the Victoria, Calgary and Vancouver opera companies as well as a participant in the Banff Summer opera Programme. Praised for his “exquisite high notes and lush warmth in his lower register” (Kelowna Daily Courier) he has recently appeared in roles such as Canio in Pagliacci, Pollione in Norma, and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as concerts like Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Symphony number nine and Mahler’s Symphony number eight. In 2010 Martin was a district winner of the Metropolitan Opera competition proceeding the regionals in Seattle. Martin has sung with companies such as Calgary Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Vancouver Bach Choir. He remains an active performer in Canada and most recently on tour in China.