Born in Montreal, Québec, Canada in 1971, Martin Antaya started learning piano and guitar from the age of 8. He pursued classical as well as jazz studies in musical institutions such as McGill's conservatory (theory), St-Laurent college (classical piano with Anne-Marie Gendron, jazz piano with Lorraine Desmarais, jazz arrangement with André Beaudry, classical guitar with André Roy) and Université de Montréal (instrumental composition with composer André Prévost).
He seldomly makes public prestations, as he devotes his life mainly to contemporary and jazz composition, integrating both written and improvised music. He founded the Martin Martinsky Trio in 2008, composing and playing guitar, with band members Denis Monette (drums) and Olivier Labrecque (bass), who was replaced for the unique public performance in october 2008 by double-bassist Frédéric Alarie.
From 2010 to 2019, he was working in a group improvisation public performances project at the A.M.I.C./C.A.I.M (Alternative Musical Improvisation Center/ Centre Alternatif d'Improvisation Musicale) with music school-master, teacher and composer Alain-Jacques Coutu.