Born in 1970, Claudio Martínez-Mehner began his music studies at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid in Madrid with Amparo Fuster, Pedro Lerma and Joaquín Soriano. In addition to his piano studies, he participated in several youth orchestras as a violinist, violist and harpsichord player.

He continued his studies at the Tchaikovsky-Conservatory in Moscow and the “Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía” in Madrid with Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov, at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany with Vitalij Margulis, the Fondazione per il Pianoforte in Como, Italy; and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, US with Leon Fleisher. In addition, he participated in masterclasses given by Murray Perahia, Fou Ts’ong, Alexis Weissenberg, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Mstislav Rostropovich and György Kurtág, among many others. In close to a decade, he has received invaluable advice from Prof. Ferenc Rados.

Martínez-Mehner won several first prizes at the German competition Bundeswettbewerb Jugend musiziert. He was a finalist in the International Piano Competition Paloma O’Shea in Santander, Spain, and won first prizes in the international competitions “Pilar Bayona” in Zaragoza, Spain, Fondation Chimay in Belgium, and “Dino Ciani” in Milano, Italy.

As a soloist, he performed in major cities in Europe, United States, Russia, Central America, Japan, and Korea, with orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic, Filarmonica of the Teatro Alla Scala, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic, Italian Swiss Radio Orchestra, Norddeutsche Rundfunk, Filarmonia Hungarica, as well as many of the major Spanish orchestras.

He is an avid chamber music player and has performed with many ensembles throughout Europe and Asia. Presently, he is a piano professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, Switzerland and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany. He teaches masterclasses in Europe, Asia, and the United States.