Miami-based violinist Hugo Martinez launched his career after extensive tutoring under Alfredo Baldassarri and stints with South Florida orchestras. He shared the stage with Jovenes del Hierro, Alan Yott, Bill Todd, Donna Starr, Tabora, Nina Llopis, La Palabra, Hansel and Raul (with Cachao), Bob Folse, ESCO, and others. From 1992 through July 5, 2003, Hugo worked full-time with his hybrid Techno / New Age / Jazz / Rock / Fusion solo act. Neck trauma forced retirement in 2003, so he turned to his other love – bass guitar. In 2012, upon learning that Mark Wood’s patented Viper electric violin circumvents neck stress, he bought a five-string model as an experiment. Guess what? Hugo is back!