Martin James Bartlett wins 1st Prize at Young Concert Artists International Auditions in NYC

23-year-old pianist Martin James Bartlett has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York City – We’d like to wish him our heartfelt congratulations!

Last year, we performed with Martin at St John’s Smith Square in an evening hosted by Classic FM’s John Suchet – a concert that followed in our 70-year tradition of promoting young musicians. Nicola Benedetti, Jacqueline du Pré and Jan Pascal Tortelier are just three of many other young musical virtuosi who were championed early in their careers by the orchestra.

If you missed our concert last year, here’s some clips from the night, where Martin dazzled the audience with a sublime performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24.

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K491

Schumann – Kinderszenen