After three years as resident conductor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (1974 – 1977) and six years as resident conductor at the Vienna State Opera (1977 – 1983), artistic responsabilities, that he developed at the same time as his performances as guest conductors in all other nominated Opera and Concert houses, from 1984 to 1987 was Miguel A. Gómez-Martínez Chief Conductor of the Radio Television Symphony Orchestra Spain (RTVE) and from 1985 to 1991 Artistic Director of Teatro Lírico La Zarzuela in Madrid. From 1989 to 1993 Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Basque National Orchestra San Sebastián and from New Finnish National Opera Helsinki from 1993 to 1996. During three years he was General Music Director of the City of Mannheim (Germany). From 1992 to 2000 he was the Chief Conductor of Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and then he was elected Honour Conductor to live time. From 1997 to 2005 is Chief Conductor of the Orquesta de Valencia. Resident in Switzerland, he is during four years General Music Director of The Opera Theatre Berne (From 2000 to 2004) Now he is the Chief Conductor of the Easter Festival of Bayreuth Orchestra. Actually he is the Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Spanish Radio and Television.
He has conducted the must famous singers of the world, such as Monserrat Caballe, Mirella Freni, Birgitt Nilsson, Margaret Price, Leoni Rysaneck, Ileana Cotrubas, Mariana Nicolescu, Tatiana Troyanos, Grace Bumbry, Daniela Desi, Katia Ricciarelli, Victoria de los Angeles, Pilar Lorengar, Gundula Janowitz, Karita Mattila, Agnes Baltsa, Teresa Berganza, Gwyneth Jones, Jane Henschel, Elina Garanca, Soile Isokoski, Cheryl Studer, Editha Gruberova, Raina Kabaivanska, Violeta Urmana, Luciana D’Intino, Bianca Berini, Christa Ludwig, Eva Marton, Lucia Popp, Ainoha Arteta, Nathalie Stutzmann , Julia Varady, Maria Bayo, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Alfredo Kraus, Vladimir Chernov, Jaime Aragall, Lugi Alba, Carlo Cossutta, Giuseppe Giaccomini, Franco Tagliavini, Rene Kollo, Hans Beirer, Jonas Kauffmann, Wolfgang Seiffert, Ramón Vargas, Piero Cappuccilli, Renato Bruson, Sherril Milnes, Giuseppe Tadei, Sisto Bruscantini, Thomas Hampson, Carlos Alvarez, Fabio Armigliato, Ingvar Wixell, Josef Greindl, Franz Grundheber, Peter Glossop, Yuri Massurok, Vladimir Atlantov, Boris Christoph, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Cesare Siepi, Leo Nucci, Giorgio Zancanaro, Franco Bonisolli, Matti Talvela, Matti Salminen, Samuel Ramey, Nicolai Gedda, Paolo Montarsolo, José van Dam, María Chiara, Mariella Devia and many others.
He also conducted great instrumental soloists, such as: Mstislav Rostropovich, Boris Pergamenchikov, Michel Beroff, Arto Noras, Pinchas Zuckerman, Anne Sophie Mutter, Vadim Repin, Maurice André, Alicia de la Rocha, Hakan Hagegaard, Joshua Bell, Mischa Maisky, Eliso Virsaladze, Ralf Gothóni, Joaquín Achúcarro, Rudolf Buchbinder, Christian Zacharias, Pascal Roger, Horacio Gutierrez, Aldo Ciccolini, Gil Shaham, Uto Ughi, Julian Rachlin, Silvia Marcovici, Wolfgang Tetzlaff, Arturo Meneses, Narciso Yepes, Pepe Romero, Bella Davidovitch, Garrick Ohlsson, Leonel Morales, Steven Isserlis, Cristina Ortiz, Lucero Tena, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Arabella Steinbacher, Truls Mørk, Erkki Rautio, Lazar Berman, Maxim Vengerov, Augustin Dumay, Lola Bobesko, Karl Leister, Gérard Caussé, Katia y Marielle Labèque, Martin Haselböck, Yefim Bromfman, Wibi Soerjadi, Nikita Magaloff, Nelson Freire, Julian Lloyd Webber, and many others.
He has got many prices for his recordings with Decca Records, Orfeo, RCA, Bongiovanni, Teldec, Sony, Dabringhaus & Grimm, Naxos, Hispavox, Ondine.
Beside his activities as Conductor, Maestro Gómez-Martínez has a brilliant activity as composer, and got very important successes with his 'Sinfonía del Descubrimiento' (Symphony of the Discovery) first performed in Mannheim 1992, with 'Cinco canciones sobre poemas de Alonso Gamo' (Five Songs on Poems by Alonso Gamo) for soprano and orchestra firste performed in Hamburg 1996, the 'Sinfonía del Agua' (Water Symphony) first performed in Granada 2007, 'Amaneciendo' (Passacaglia) first performed in Madrid 2010, as well as Cinco Homenajes en cuatro movimientos (Five homages in four movements) (Sinfonía número 3) (Symphony Nr. 3) and several Works for Chamber Music for different instrumental groups. Now in work are an Ópera and a new Lieder- cycle for bariton and orchestra, dedicated to his wife and named 'Cartas de un enamorado' (Letters from a lover). He is actually working at an Opera in three acts named 'Atallah', a 'Spanish Requiem' and a 'Concerto for piano and orchestra'.
In 2014 the Maestro founded the non-profit organization that channeled their artistic and sociocultural for Music and Performing Arts shares, Gómez-Martínez International Foundation FIGM (GMIF - Gómez-Martínez International Foundation) entity that also preserve and expose the public a museum and archive of musical documentation and developed numerous educational, cultural and high music specialization programs.
Maestro Gómez-Martínez has a prodigious memory, which permits him to conduct without score, and a perfect conducting technique; he is also one of the conductors, who defend the original score with absolute fidelity, being as faithful as possible to the composers’ intentions.
Between his numerous international distinctions stand out the Gold Medal of the City of Granada 'on account of his extraordinary artistic merits' and the Medal of Civil Merit given by the King Juan Carlos I from Spain (1996). He posseses also Gold Medals and other distinctions from many other cities in the world, between them the cities of Savonlinna, Hamburg, Morges, Valencia, Madrid, Bern, Málaga, Munich, San Sebastián, Tokyo, Tbilisi, Cambridge and State of Bavaria.
2013 is created the Foundation Gómez- Martínez for Music. An international Foundation , which developes a wide Programm for help, support and acknowledgment in the ambit of classical music, orchestra conducting and composition, as well as in the general ambit of the scenic arts.