MARTIN BERNSTEIN is a rising young specialist of early music on recorder. His playing has been heard with numerous ensembles across the world, in venues ranging from 17th-century Roman palazzos to modern art museums in Reykjavik to the concert halls of New York City.

Mr. Bernstein began playing the recorder at age five, and studied first with Charles Sibirsky before beginning lessons with recorder virtuoso Nina Stern. After graduating from Hunter College High School, he studied at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Reine-Marie Verhagen, where he also worked extensively with Han Tol. Mr. Bernstein’s honors and awards include: first prize in Piffaro’s 2013 Young Performers Competition; first prize in the under-22 category at the 2014 Internationele Prijs MvW Leuven, Belgium; finalist in the ERPS International Competition, Graz, Austria (he was unable to attend); an appearance on U.S. National Public Radio’s “From The Top” program for young classical musicians; and a 2016 National YoungArts scholarship. An active educator, Mr. Bernstein teaches privately and has taught in New York City’s public schools, as well as serving on the faculty of the Amherst Early Music Festival and the jury of recorder competitions. He currently studies at Harvard University.

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