Ryan Martin Bradshaw

Year of birth: 2006
Country: Slovakia

Ryan Martin Bradshaw is a 16-year-old Slovak-Australian pianist who has been playing the piano since he was seven. In February 2021, when still only 14 years old, he became the youngest resident soloist of the Slovak Symphony Radio Orchestra. Since 2016, he has been a student at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, in the piano class of V. Kharin for exceptionally gifted children. Ryan was also chosen to play at the famous Vienna Konzerthaus Mozart Hall during the public masterclass with Lang Lang. Bradshaw had his first performance with an orchestra at the age of eight, and since then has performed numerous times with famous orchestras such as the Russian Philharmonic, Slovak Symphonic Radio Orchestra, Czech Radio Orchestra, the Lodz Philharmonic, and the Slovak Sinfonietta, among others. Bradshaw is regularly invited to play in various music festival such as the Bratislava Music Festival (BHS), Copenhagen Summer Festival, Smetana Festival in Litomysl, International Music Festival in Cesky Krumlov, Schubertiade in Roskilde, Arsonore in Graz, Philadelphia Music Festival, and Mozart Festival in Roveretto, Italy. Bradshaw has also attended masterclasses with many famous professors, including A. Malikova, T. Ungar, G. Gruzman, M. Schirmer, A. Gorecka ect.


Round 1
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in C-sharp minor, BWV 873
L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
F. Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60
G. Ligeti: Études for Piano, Book II
Etude No. 10 “Der Zauberlehrling”
Etude No. 11 “En Suspens”
A. Skrjabin: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30

Round 2
R. Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
M. Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, for piano, M. 55
F. Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254

Round 3
S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Awards received

  • 5th prize, 18th Ettlingen International Piano Competition, Ettlingen, Germany, 2022
  • 1st prize, Concertino Praga, Prague, Czech Republic, 2021
  • 1st place, Virtuosos V4 +, 2021
  • 2nd prize, the Public Prize and Carl Nielsen Prize, Aarhus International Piano Competition, Aarhus, Denmark, 2019
  • 1st prize, 14th International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition, Moscow, Russia, 2019
  • 1st prize, 27th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano
    Competition for Children and Youth, Szafarnia, Poland, 2019
  • 1st prize the  “Gold Nutcracker” Award, Nutcracker
    International Television Contest for Young Musicians, Moscow, Russia, 2019
  • 2nd prize and Schumer Prize, 10th International Piano
    Competition for Young Musicians, Enschede, Netherlands, 2018
  • 2nd prize, Mihaela Ursuleasa Piano Competition, Bucharest, Romania, 2018

Participation in competitions

  • semifinalist, 3rd  Zhuhai International Mozart Competition, Zhuhai, China, 2019


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