The Forum Dirigieren (formerly Dirigentenforum) of the German Music Council was established for talented young conductors and promotes young orchestral and choral conductors. Artistic encounters of the young generation with nationally and internationally renowned conducting experts as well as with renowned orchestras is the central task of Forum Dirigieren. In addition, workshops on career planning, public relations, etc. are organized. Furthermore, the organisation and execution of the “German Conducting Award”, which Martijn won in 2021, is in the hands of Forum Dirigieren.
Since 2018, Martijn has been a scholarship holder of Forum Dirigieren and attended courses with Gabriel Feltz, Pavel Baleff, Simone Young, Marko Letonja and Enrico Delamboye. He conducted the Dortmund Philharmonic, the WDR Funkhausorchester, the Bremen Philharmonic and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz.
In June 2021 he was nominated to the artist list “Konzertförderung Forum Dirigieren” (formerly “Maestros von Morgen”).