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Originally arriving in the UK as a Marshall Scholar, Odaline de la Martínez is the recipient of a long list of awards, prizes, grants, scholarships and fellowships from some of the world's most prestigious arts foundations and institutions. This includes a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Villa-Lobos Medal from the Brazilian Government, a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Surrey, a Gold Badge from the Ivors Academy (previously the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters), and a LUKAS Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to music as a woman and a member of the Latin American community. In 2018, the Royal College of Arts recognised her as one of the UK's most pioneering-ever female musicians, as part of their ongoing touring photographic art exhibition, First 100 Women.


Martínez has also received awards for her education and outreach work by organisations such as the Becky Skau FundRegarded as a distinguished pedagogue, Martínez' many artistic and educational residencies include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011), Tulane University (2013), the University of Arizona (2014), MIT and SUNY Binghamton (2015), and Echoes Festival of Latin Classical Music in London (2019). Together with Lontano, she occupies a permanent residency at King's College, University of London, working with composers throughout the academic year, and in 2020 was appointed Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey

See below for a full list of prizes.


1968-1972 Scholastic Scholarship to Tulane University

1968-1972 Blanco-Loustalot Scholarship, Tulane University

1970-1971 Phi Mu Music Sorority Scholarship, Tulane University

1972 Phi Beta Kappa, Tulane University

1972-1975 Marshall Scholarship from the British Government to the Royal Academy of Music

1972-1975 Harvey, Hecht, Lady Holland Composition Prizes, Royal Academy of Music

1975-1976 Manson Scholarship Royal Academy of Music

1975-1980 Danforth Fellowship, University of Surrey

1976-1977 Watson Fellowship for Computer Music Research in Europe

1977 Joyce Dixie Prize from the MCPS, University of Surrey

1978-1979 Composer-Librettist Award from the National Endowment for the Arts USA

1980-1981 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition

1983 Outstanding Alumna of Newcomb College, Tulane University

1984 Artisjus Award for Excellence, Hungary

1985 Associate to the Royal Academy of Music

1988 Villa-Lobos Medal from the Brazilian government in recognition of promoting and conducting his music

2013 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music

2014 A grant from Becky Skau Fund of The Sophie Newcomb Institute toward a residency at Tulane University to give

         masterclasses and deliver a public lecture

2015 Opera America Female Composer Award

2016 Composition Awards from The Cintas Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Surrey

2019 Awarded Ivors Academy (formerly British Academy of Composers and Songwriters) Gold Badge

2019 Doctor Honoris Causa University of Surrey

2019 LUKAS Lifetime Achievement Award as a Woman and Latin American

2020 Visiting Professor to the University of Surrey

2023 Honoured by Tulane University with their creation of an 'Odaline de la Martínez' Award

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