A recital of music to consist of Brahms’s D minor Violin Sonata alongside shorter pieces by Kreisler and Wieniawski.
CHARLIE SIEM, an alumnus of Girton College, is one of today’s foremost young violinists. From 1998 to 2004 he studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, and since 2004 he has been mentored by Shlomo Mintz. Charlie has appeared with many of the world’s finest orchestras and chamber ensembles including the Israel Philharmonic, the London Symphony, and the Moscow Philharmonic. He has worked with top conductors including Zubin Mehta, Sir Roger Norrington and Libor Pešek. Currently signed to Sony Classical, Charlie has a varied discography and has made a large number of recordings.
Passionate about bringing classical music to new audiences around the world, Charlie has revived the age-old violinistic tradition of composing virtuosic variations on popular themes; he has done this alongside artists including Bryan Adams, Jamie Cullum and The Who. In 2014, he wrote his first composition – Canopy, for solo violin and string orchestra – which was commissioned by the USA television station CBS Watch! and recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra. He has also had numerous collaborations with fashion brands including Armani, Chanel, Dior, Dunhill, and Hugo Boss. Charlie Siem plays the 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin, known as the ‘D’Egvill’.