Martin James Bartlett © Paul Marc Mitchell
Martin James Bartlett © Paul Marc Mitchell
Martin James Bartlett



François Couperin (1668–1733)
Les Barricades mystérieuses
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
Gavotte et six doubles from the Suite in A minor, RCT 5
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Widmung, S 566
transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt
Alberto Ginastera (1916–1983)
Danzas argentinas, Op. 2
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
La Valse. Solo piano version

This concert has no intermission.
The concert is expected to end at 13:35

Strebi Stiftung Luzern – Partner «Debut» Concert Series


British pianist Martin James Bartlett, who was born in 1996, is currently playing his way to the top of the piano scene. In 2014, he won the BBC Young Musician Competition and made his debut at the BBC Proms the following year. In 2020 came his victory at the Cleveland International Piano Competition and, in 2022, Rudolf Buchbinder chose him as the winner of the inaugural Prix Serdang in Switzerland. Bartlett is an exclusive artist with Warner Classics and has already released two highly acclaimed CDs on that label. Stylistically, he is equally at home with the French harpsichord repertoire, Mozart, the Romantic period, and jazz-inspired works. And his intelligent, gripping interpretations never fail to impress. When Bartlett considered the theme of “curiosity,” he initially thought of the curiosity children have. Which is why he included Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte on his program. But he also invites us to puzzle over Couperin’s Barricades mystérieuses: “Some believe the piece has to do with viticulture, with rhythms that depict the stomping of the grapes.” Let yourself be surprised!

Event Venue


Morgartenstrasse 16
CH-6003 Luzern

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  • Arrival | Parking Facilities

    The Lutheran Reformed Church of St. Luke is located just a few minutes' walk from the train station, right next to the popular Vögeligärtli Park.

    Arriving by train & bus
    Take advantage of a 40% discount on public transport to Lucerne. You can find more Information here: to the SBB offer.

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    Lucerne has a dynamic system to indicate parking availability that makes parking in the city easier for you. You can find a list of all parking garages in the City of Lucerne here: see List.

  • Cloakroom

    There is an unguarded coat checkroom in the entrance area to the church.

  • Wheelchair seating

    The garden located next to the staircase takes you to the Lukassaal and to the elevator leading to the level of the entrance to the church.

  • Access to venues | Late admission

    The concert box office is located at the church entrance and opens one hour before the start of the event. Admission to the church begins about 30 minutes before the concert starts.

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