Pianist Martin Bartlett secures Prix Serdang and 50,000 Swiss Francs

Austrian pianist and Deutsche Grammophon artist Rudolf Buchbinder (third from left) has presented British pianist Martin Bartlett (second from left) with the first Swiss piano prize – the “Prix Serdang”.

Bartlett won the 2014 BBC Young Musician competition at the age of 18. He is currently signed to the Warner Classics label.

The new piano prize “Prix Serdang” was awarded, for the first time on Saturday 2 July 2022 by the curator Rudolf Buchbinder and the initiator Adrian Flury at the Villa Serdang in Feldbrunnen near Solothurn.

Bartlett’s includes an unconditional prize of CHF 50,000 (approx £43K).

Rudolf Buchbinder evaluates suitable candidates for the prize in consultation with international organisers, festival directors, and in particular with conductors and soloists close to him, and recommends a maximum of three young talents. The final prize-winner is chosen by Adrian Flury and Thomas Pfiffner.

📆 Martin has scheduled concert appearances at @cheltfestivals with London Mozart Players on 13th July, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on 30 October with conductor Christopher Warren Green.

💿 Be sure to take a listen to his most recent release on Warner featuring a sparkling recording of Rachmaninov’s much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

📷 Tim Rod