We stumbled across this wonderful video earlier of 16 year old pianist Martin Bartlett. He is playing Sonata in F Major by the Italian composer, Scarlatti. We were struck by his lyrical, mature playing and were totally shocked to read that he is only 16 years old. This sort of composition is really difficult to play well without be obviously challenging. It is much more difficult to bring your own personality in this sort of work so when one does achieve it, the result is something beautiful. This piece is well known to many pianists but not that recognised in the wider classical music world and to hear a nice rendition of it is lovely. We really hope that you enjoy watching this budding pianist perform as much as we did.
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