Ryan Martin Bradshaw is Slovak-Australian pianist living in Bratislava and Vienna. He has been playing the piano since he was 7 years old. In February 2021 as only 14 years old, he became the youngest Artist in residence of the Slovak Symphony Radio Orchestra.

Since 2016, he has been a student of the Vienna Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in the piano class of prof. Vladimir Kharin for exceptionally gifted children, where he got the unique opportunity to play for Martha Argerich. Ryan was also chosen to play at the famous Vienna Konzerthaus Mozart Hall during the public master class with Lang Lang.

Ryan is a laureate of 19 international piano competitions. This year he was a laureate of Ettlingen Piano competition /5the prize/ in Germany, in 2021 he won the 1st prize at Concertino Praga 2021, and became the winner of the Virtuosos V4 + Croatia for Slovakia with super juror Maestro Placido Domingo. In March 2021, Czech Radio released his first profile CD for the 1st prize at the Concertino Praga competition. Just in 2019 Ryan as the youngest contestant won 3 prizes at the prestigious international Piano Competition in Aarhus Denmark /public prize, Carl Nielsen prize and second prize/. He won also the first prize at the Vladimir Krainev piano Competition in Moscow, first prize at the Chopin piano competition for youth in Poland Szafarnia and became the Golden Nutcracker at the international televised music competition in Moscow. Ryan was also awarded a special prize from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory to hold concerts in their halls and he was awarded the EMCY prize. Ryan is also laureate in competitions such as Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Weimar Germany, Béla Bartok in Graz Austria, piano competiton in Enschede Netherlands, Young Virtuoso in Sofia, Young Virtuosi in Zagreb Croatia, Mihaela Ursuleasa in Bucharest Romania, Peter Toperczer in Košice Slovakia and many others.

Ryan had his first performance with orchestra at the age of 8. Since then, he performed numerous times with famous orchestras such as Russian Philharmonics under Vladimir Spivakov, Slovak Symphonic Radio Orchestra under Ondrej Lenard, Czech Radio Orchestra under Alexander Liebreich and Pavel Popelka, with Lodz Philharmonic in Poland, Slovak Sinfonieta in Bielsko Biala Poland.

He performed in famous halls such as Musikverein Glass Hall and Brahms saal, Great Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow, Svetlanov Hall in Moscow, Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall in Prague, Mozart Hall in Vienna Konzerthaus, Salzburg Mozarteum, Slovak Philharmony Reduta, Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Musikhuset in Aarhus, Casino Bern.

Ryan is regularly invited to play in various music festival such as 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, Mozart Festival in Roveretto Italy.

In June 2023 Ryan was invited at the prestigious Music Festival Piano Texas in Fort Worth. Besides numerous concerts, Ryan had master classes with renowned pianists and teachers such as Dang Thai Son, Fabio Bidini, Tamas Ungar, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Mikhail Voskresensky and Vanessa Latarche. Further mentors include pianists Pascal Nemirovski, Cyprian Katsaris and Markus Schirmer.



Ferrucio Bussoni International Piano Competitionv Finals, Bolzano Italy


30. Radio Slovakia International – 19.00 Great Hall of the Slovak Radio Building, R. Schumann – Piano Concerto under the baton of Maestro Lenard