(Musical Supervisor and Orchestrations) received his musical training at The Royal
College of Music. He was the musical director for a number of shows
including Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Cats
(New London Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (Theatre Royal,
Drury Lane), Blondel
(Aldwych Theatre), The Boy Friend (Shaftesbury Theatre), and Follies
In addition he was the musical supervisor for
Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace Theatre), Mamma Mia!
(Prince Edward Theatre in London and also in Toronto and New York City), Into the Woods
(Phoenix Theatre), Les Misérables
(Barbican Theatre, Palace Theatre, also Oslo, Vienna, Gedansk, Amsterdam,
Asian/South Africa tour and Australian tour), Les Misérables - 10th Anniversary Concert
(Royal Albert Hall), Miss Saigon
(Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, also Holland, Australia and also pre-planned the
production in Germany and Japan), Just So (Tricycle Theatre), Moby
Dick (Piccadilly Theatre), Which Witch (Piccadilly Theatre), Martin
Guerre (UK tour).
Mr. Koch has recorded more than nineteen albums, including
five gold and two platinum: the original cast albums of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, Les Misérables
Symphonic, Hey Mr. Producer! CD.
He has orchestrated Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward
Theatre), Just So, Moby
Dick, Tutankhamun, Which Witch and arrangements for many international
artists and orchestras.
His television credits include composer of The Olivier Awards
(1993, 1994, 1995 & 1999), BAFTA (1995, 1997 & 1999), Auntie's Greatest Hits,
a program to celebrate 50 years of BBC Television, Winton Wonderland
and the 1998
Eurovision Song Contest where he wrote the opening title and devised
and wrote the interval act.
Martin Koch started his own production company Koch
and Gilpin with long time friend and collaborator Nic Gilpin. They have
been responsible for the production and composition of numerous
television programmes and created many albums including; MAMMA MIA!
(nominated for a Grammy, 2002) and JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA. They are
currently working on a film score for the forthcoming A WAY THROUGH THE