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Young Concert Artists: Martin James Bartlett, piano

Thursday | February 24 2022 | 7:30 pm


“A true poet of the keyboard.”  – Bachtrack

J.S. BACH (arr. Ferruccio Busoni)  –  Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
J.S. BACH (arr. Myra Hess)  –  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring   
JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU  –  Suite in A Minor, RCT 5 - VII. Gavotte et six doubles
JOSEF HAYDN  –  Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46
FRANZ LISZT-RICHARD WAGNER  –  “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (arr. Earl Wild)  –  Where Beauty Dwells & Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14

Pianist Martin James Bartlett first came to public attention as the winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014. Since then, he has performed at the BBC Proms, playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in ‘Classic FM Live’ at The Royal Albert Hall; the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 under the baton of Sir Bernard Haitink with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra; Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with conductor Kirill Karabits and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, broadcast on BBC Radio; Ravel’s Concerto in G major with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall; recitals throughout the United Kingdom, and a performance at Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday thanksgiving service, which was broadcast live from St. Paul's Cathedral. Mr. Bartlett now begins his career in the United States as winner of First Prize at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

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