Was born in 1938. Gradueted from the Leningrad State Conservatory and has on the staff of the Conservatory for over 30 years. He is currently head of the Department of Instrumentation. His early compositions were highly regarded by Dmitri Schostakowitsch whose slass in composition he attend from 1963-1966. In 1985 Prof. Martynov presented a paper at the international symposium in Cologne entitled "The Lessons of Schostakowitsch" and was a member of the juri for the All-Union competition for wind instruments in Odessa in 1983. His compositions include four symphonies, the opera "Galileo" and the ballets "Hercules" and "Crime and Punishment" in addition to choral and chamber music, film music and incidental music. His music has been performed throughout Russia and Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, the USA, Finland and Japan..