Béatrice Martin studied with the great masters of the harpsichord: Christiane Jaccott at the Geneva Conservatoire, Kenneth Gilbert and Christophe Rousset at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. She has won several first prizes with the highest distinctions and has received valuable advice from experts such as Huguette Dreyfus, Ton Koopman and Lars Ulrik Mortensen during various master classes.
In 1998, she was awarded first prize at the Bruges International Harpsichord Competition, where she also won the Audience Prize and the Bärenreiter Publisher's Prize.
Béatrice Martin is a regular guest at numerous concert halls and festivals, such as the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Ambronay Festival, the Utrecht Festival, the Early Music Festival Bruges, Daroca, Girona, Malta, Tallinn, the Baroque Music Festival London, Mexico, Washington, Boston....
For more than twenty years, she has collaborated with William Christie and his Arts Florissants ensemble: from the Opéra Garnier to the Teatro Colón, from Lincoln Center to the Tokyo Opera to the Comédie Française, and from the Festival de Provence in Aix to the Thiré Festival.
Béatrice Martin founded the baroque ensemble Les Folies Francoises with Patrick Cohën-Akenine and François Poly in 2000 and has given over five hundred concerts in France and abroad. The ensemble has dedicated four albums to the music of J.S. Bach (Fantmorigny label, Choc du Monde de la Musique prize).
Béatrice Martin is a qualified teacher of music and founded the harpsichord department at the Catalonia Music College in Barcelona, where she taught from 2001 to 2014. She currently teaches at Julliard in New York and at the CRR in Paris.