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Sunday 15 Jan 2012

3:00 pm • £12

Martyna Jatkauskaitė


J.S.Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Prokofiev & Chopin

Martyna Jatkauskaitė
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Prelude & Fugue in Ab BWV866 Book 2


Rondo in A minor K511


Romance Op.28 No.2 in F#


Sarcasms Op.17


Sonata No.2 in Bb minor Op.35



Martyna Jatkauskaitė

Lithuanian-born pianist Martyna Jatkauskaite leads an active concert life as a soloist in England and Europe. She has appeared as a soloist with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuania Chamber Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, London Festival Orchestra under batons of maestros such as Sondeckis; M.Pitrenas; V.Petrenko, E.Selvik and R.Pople among others.

As the winner of the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, Martyna gave a recital at the Fazioli Concert hall in Italy, followed by her critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut in November 2008; she was also invited to perform with the London Festival Orchestra in their Virtuoso Pianists series at Cadogan Hall in March 2009. In 2008, Martyna appeared at the Barbican Hall performing Shostakovich Concerto No 1 for piano, trumpet and string orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko.

Martyna Jatkauskaite is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Philharmonia Orchestra/ Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Award, which led to her recital debuts at the Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Rooms. In 2009 Martyna was awarded Recommended Artist under Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Award scheme.

Martyna’s musical journey started at the Kaunas J.Naujalis Music College, where she studied with Birute Kumpikiene, and later with Professor V. Vitaite at the Lithuanian Music and Drama Academy. In 2005, Martyna was awarded the prestigious Baltic State Scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Professor Joan Havill. Martyna received a First Class Bachelor Diploma in Music with Honours (2007) and 2009 completed her Masters Degree of Music in Music Performance with Distinction.

In 2006 Martyna Jatkauskaite was the Overall Winner of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition in England, in addition to earlier first prizes at the “Vainiunas” International Piano Competition in Vilnius, “Pro-Piano Romania” in Bucharest, “Roma 2000” in Italy, "Konzerteum 98” in Greece. Martyna was also a prize winner of Karl Cherni Competition, Prague, “La Muse” International Piano Competition in Italy, "Liudmila Knezkova - Hussey", Canada and Dudley International Piano Competition in U.K. (Margaret Allen Memorial Prize).

In 2009 Martyna won the 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize in Italy at the "Citta di Cantu" competition for Piano and Orchestra playing Prokofiev Concerto No 3 with the Mihail Jora Bacau Orchestra under Ovidiu Balan, as a result she has been invited to play a concerto with Sudwestfallen Philharmonie Orchestra in an opening concert of the season, at Sala Verdi (Milan)

In May 2010 Martyna won the Gold Medal, the premier award for musicians at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, joining the likes of Jacqeuline du Pre, Tasmin Little and Bryn Terfel.

In January 2011 Martyna won 1st Prize at the 'Giorgios Thymis' International Piano Competition.

Martyna is regularly invited to perform in festivals such as Gower Music Festival, Guildford URC Music Festival, Petworth International Music Festival, as well as performances at St.Margaret’s Westminster, the Croft Hall, Hungerford, The Steyning Music Society, The Draper’s Hall, The Trinity Theatre at Tunbridge Wells, Winchester and Ely Cathedrals.