Martina San Diego is a Filipina-American singer-songwriter best known for her delicate melodies and her knack for raw and heartfelt songwriting. Her soft, breathy vocals enchant listeners and captivate audiences in mesmerizing euphony. 

Martina’s talent was fostered from an early age as part of a music-loving family. At the age of 15, Martina began to hone her songwriting skills as the lead vocalist of the band Ivy Rose. During that time, Martina performed gigs with Ivy Rose, released two albums--"This Adventure" (2010) and "Rain" (2012)--and made it to the Las Vegas round of America’s Got Talent in 2012. 

In 2012, Martina took a year off to connect to her roots in the Philippines. She cherished the island lifestyle, and drew on the spirit of ingenuity and fresh perspective to inspire her music. Martina wrote and released her solo debut album, "Blank Walls" (2013) under independent record label 22 Tango Records before returning to the United States. 

While in the Philippines, Martina also collaborated with Kyle Wong for the single “Balay Ni Mayang”, which won 3rd place in the Visayan Pop Music Festival, “Vispop” in 2013. The song highlights Martina’s distinct voice, carrying the track not only to the top of the local radio charts, but also going viral on Spotify, reaching 900,000 global streams. 

Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Martina was named NY Singer-songwriter Sessions Artist of the Month (June 2014) and a Breedlove Guitars Artist (July 2014), all while attending New York University.  In December 2016 she completed her B.A. in Songwriting and Recorded Music and released her latest EP "Illuminate", this past April 2018.

Photo by Tess Ayano

Photo by Tess Ayano