After his studies in Paris, Henri Marteau also achieved great success with his concert tours in America in 1893 and 1894. In a total of five tours of North America, he played about 250 concerts in the U.S. as well as some in Canada.
In the late summer of 1894 he toured Scandinavia for the first time. Thanks to Marteau’s attachment to Scandinavian music, numerous tours followed, especially through Sweden. Of his approximately 670 recordable concerts in Scandinavia, 550 took place in Sweden.
He also gave concerts in Eastern Europe, conducting a first tour there in 1898. The easternmost concert venues were Kazan, Russia, located on the Volga River, and Baku, now the capital of Azerbaijan. There is hardly a European country where Henri Marteau did not perform. He even played in Iceland in later years. In the south of Europe he reached as far as Athens, and finally beyond the European continent into the Near East as far as Egypt and Israel.