MARTIN BERNSTEIN has been heard with numerous ensembles across the world, in venues ranging from 17th-century Italian palazzos to modern art museums in Reykjavik to the concert halls of New York City. Bernstein began studying recorder at age five, first with Charles Sibirsky and later with Nina Stern. At 18, he left New York City to study at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Reine-Marie Verhagen and Han Tol. Bernstein holds the third prize from the 2019 Moeck/SRP International Recorder Competition, widely recognized as the world's most important recorder competition. His other honors and awards include: first prize in Piffaro’s 2013 Young Performers Competition in Philadelphia, PA; first prize in the under-22 category at the 2014 Internationele Prijs Mieke van Weddingen in Leuven, Belgium; an appearance on U.S. National Public Radio’s “From The Top” program for young classical musicians in 2015; a 2016 National YoungArts gold finalist scholarship; and second prize in the 2017 international young talent search hosted by Maurice Steger and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Bernstein serves on the faculty at various American early music festivals and workshops. He currently studies history and philosophy at Harvard University.

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