Timur Martynov was born in 1979 to a family of musicians. At the age of eight he started to study trumpet with Georgy Kaminsky and continued his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Prof. Yuri Bolshiyanov, later getting the internship at the Luxemburg Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Malte Burba, Jouko Harjanne, Charles Consbruck and Roman Zaremba. Diploma receiver of the Prague Spring International Competition (Czech Republic), prize-winner of the Maurice André competition (France), the International Raimo Sarmas Competition (Finland) and other.
At the age of sixteen he made his debut as an orchestra member at the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction by Ravil Martynov. From 2003 until 2005 he was principal trumpet at the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Later in 2005 he was invited by Teodor Currentzis to work at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre as principal trumpet of the symphony orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra musicAeterna. From 2007 Timur Martynov has been principal trumpet of the Mariinsky Orchestra.
During his career Timur has given performances at many prestigious venues around the world and participated in various festivals like BBC Proms (Great Britain), Salzburg Music Festival (Austria), Beethoven Festival (Germany), Diaghilev Festival, Stars of the White Nights and the Moscow Easter Festival (Russia). In 2010 at the BBC Proms he performed solo trumpet part in Mahler’s Fifth Symphony with the World Orchestra for Peace.
In 2012 he performed the solo trumpet part at the recording of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 for Mariinsky label (Denis Matsuev, piano, Valery Gergiev, conductor) and in 2018 the first trumpet part at the recording of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with musicAeterna orchestra for Sony Classical (Teodor Currentzis, conductor).
Timur Martynov gives master-classes in Russia and abroad and since 2019 has been teaching at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and at the Special music school of the conservatory.
From 2018 Timur Martynov is the Schagerl Artist.