Born in 1955 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Philip Martorella studied piano with Avraham Stemklar, Nadia Reisenberg, Eugenia Hyman, Sascha Gorodnitski and Adele Marcus and piano accompanying studies with Samuel Sanders. He currently serves as Minister of Music at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Greenwich, Rhode Island and organist at Temple Beth-El, Providence, Rhode Island. He formerly served on the piano faculty at St. George's School in Middletown, Newport.
Winner of the Huntington Symphony Concerto Competition, Long Island, Mr. Martorella has performed frequently with area symphony orchestras, often appearing with his brother, Stephen, as a duo-piano team.
He has also appeared in solo and chamber music recitals at Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island, the Music Mansion, Pepsi Forum, at Weill Hall and the Bruno Walter Recital Hall of the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center in New York City.