In July 2022, Bartlett was awarded the Prix Serdang for the first time, a prize presented to him by Rudolf Buchbinder and accompanied by a concert at Villa Serdang in Switzerland. The new prize recognizes the achievements and career of a young pianist and was selected by Buchbinder and Thomas Pfiffner in collaboration with promoters and artists worldwide.
Upcoming highlights of Bartlett’s 2022/23 season include appearances at major festivals such as the Festival International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron, Rheingau Musik, and Turku Music Festival, as well as performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a UK tour with the Sinfonia of London conducted by John Wilson. Bartlett will also perform concerts in major concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Concertgebouw.
In the 2021/22 season, Bartlett undertook a European tour with the LGT Young Soloists, performing Philip Glass’ piano concerto “Tyrol” at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, culminating in a gala performance for the Prince and Princess of Liechtenstein in London. Bartlett also made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2022, and The Times wrote, “The performance that matters is Bartlett’s gloriously dashing and tender interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.”
Highlights of recent seasons include concerts at the International Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Salle Cortot Paris, Dresden Music Festival, Stadtcasino Basel and Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival. Bartlett also embarked on his first U.S. tour as part of the Young Concert Artists Series in February 2022, performing in New York and at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, among other venues.
In 2019, his debut album, Love and Death, which explores these elemental themes from Bach to Prokofiev, received outstanding reviews in The Times, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times. In his five-star review in the Times, he wrote, “Bartlett’s ability to think long-term rather than indulge in immediate excitement is probably his most impressive trait. Number 2 on his scorecard may be his unaffected delicacy of touch, color and tone, which he demonstrates brilliantly in the three Petrarch Sonett settings from Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage…. Everything works to illuminate the music.”
s first public success was winning BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014, which led to engagements with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra. In 2015, Bartlett made his BBC Proms debut performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The following year, he performed at the service of thanksgiving for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, broadcast live on BBC One from St. Paul’s Cathedral.
In August 2020, Bartlett was announced as the winner of Piano Cleveland’s Virtu(al)oso Global Piano Competition. In 2018, he received 2nd prize and the Audience Award at the Kissingen Piano Olympiad. In 2021, he was awarded the Queen Mother Rosebowl by HRH Prince Charles and graduated with a first class Bachelor’s, Master’s and Artist’s Diploma from Professor Vanessa Latarche at the Royal College of Music. Bartlett is an RCM Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow from 2020 to 2022. As part of this fellowship, Bartlett made his directing and conducting debut with the London Mozart Players at the Cheltenham and Ryedale festivals in 2022, leading the orchestra in music by Pärt, Mozart, and Britten.