Martin Carpentier studied clarinet with Emilio Iacurto at McGill Universituy and graduated with Distinction in interpretation. He then won the position of solo clarinet with the Orchestre des jeunes du Québec. In 1992, he studied with Karl Leister (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and obtained a Masters Degree in Interpretation from Université de Montréal, under the direction of André Moisan.
A clarinetist in great demand, Martin Carpentier is a member of Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) and of Pentaèdre. He also performs regularly with Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, Les Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal, Opéra de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy and I Musici de Montréal, and has recorded CDs with Société des vents de Montréal, Pentaèdre and NEM.
Martin teaches clarinet at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), at Université de Montréal and at Collège Vincent-d’Indy.