Martyna Jatkauskaite, described as “…an artist, with breathtaking technique and musical maturity of one far beyond her age…”
Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, she began to play the piano at the age of five, and made her official debut at the age of 11 performing Bach’s Concerto in F minor, with the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra. 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 where she completed her Masters Degree in Music Performance with Distinction.
Winner of over ten International competitions, prizes and awards Martyna’s recent successes includes 1st Prize at the 'Giorgios Thymis' International Piano Competition in Greece, Guildhall School’s most prestigious award – the Gold Medal - and in the same year Martyna has been featured as New Talent in the Classical FM magazine (U.K.)
Martyna performed in Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, France, Greece, Spain and Japan giving recitals and concerto performances in many important venues throughout the world including Sala Verdi Milan; Megaron Greece; Fazioli Hall Italy; London’s Wigmore Hall; Cadogan Hall; Barbican hall. As a recipient of Philharmonia Orchestra/ Martin Music Scholarship Martyna gave recitals in Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall/Purcell Room (Southbank Centre, London) Martyna gave concerto performances with London Festival Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuania Chamber Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Mihail Jora Bacau Orchetra, working with conductors such as Dirk Kaftan; Vasily Petrenko; Ross Pople, Peter Stark, Andreas Tselikas; Juozas Domarkas, Ovidiu Balan; Saulius Sondeckis; Modestas Pitrenas; Espen Selvik among others. Martyna’s performances has been featured on Lithuanian National Television and Radio; and RWE Radio together with Sudwestfallen Philharmonic, Germany.
Martyna Jatkauskaite has been awarded the Overall Winner of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition in England, in addition to earlier first prizes at the “Roma 2000” in Italy, "Konzerteum” in Greece, “Vainiunas” International Piano Competition in Vilnius, “Pro-Piano Romania” in Bucharest, prize winner at "Citta di Cantu" competition for Piano and Orchestra, Karl Cherni Competition, Prague, “La Muse” International Piano Competition in Italy, and Dudley International Piano Competition in U.K.