Martin James Bartlett has signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics
Intermusica is pleased to announce that Martin James Bartlett has signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics.
Bartlett’s debut album Love and Death will be released on 3 May 2019.
Martin James Bartlett said:
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have signed with Warner Classics and to release my debut album Love and Death. These are two elemental themes that have inspired breathtaking masterpieces from poets and composers for centuries. My album will feature gloriously beautiful music by Bach, Schumann, Wagner, Liszt, and Granados, culminating with an impassioned and fiery ‘War’ Sonata of Prokofiev. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Since winning BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014, Bartlett has performed with orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra at the BBC Proms, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Manchester Camerata and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
Winner of both second prize and the audience prize at the Bad Kissingen KlavierOlymp competition in October 2018, Bartlett began 2019 by participating in Sir András Schiff’s public masterclasses at the Salzburg Mozartwoche, having taken masterclasses at the 2018 Verbier Festival Academy with Schiff, as well as with Richard Goode and Sergei Babayan. His schedule for the current season also includes appearances at Classic FM Live (London’s Royal Albert Hall) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava in the Czech Republic and at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Kissinger Sommer and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festivals in Germany as well as at the Biarritz Festival and at Piano aux Jacobins in France.
Programme (April 18, 2019, at 6 pm, House of Culture of Ostrava)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major
Martin James Bartlett – piano
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Claudio Vandelli – Conductor