Take note of Char­lotte

Sale & Altrincham Advertiser - - MUSICIAN’S NOTES -

THE fo­cus for the next Sale Cham­ber Orches­tra con­cert is firmly on young mu­si­cians, with a scheme of­fer­ing mu­si­cians un­der the age of 16 free tick­ets.

They will also give young­ster pri­or­ity on front-row seats, from which they can be in­spired by a vi­o­lin soloist just a few years older than them. RNCM stu­dent Char­lotte Mose­ley was in­vited to play Men- delssohn’s Vi­o­lin Con­certo with the SCO af­ter work­ing with the orches­tra’s con­duc­tor, Richard Howarth - also a vi­o­lin­ist.

Born into a mu­si­cal fam­ily in Bromsgrove, Char­lotte be­gan learn­ing the vi­o­lin at the age of five, be­fore con­tin­u­ing her stud­ies in Manch­ester, first at Chetham’s School of Mu­sic and con­tin­u­ing on to the Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic.

At the ten­der age of 22, Char­lotte has al­ready per­formed at the Wig­more Hall and on Ra­dio 3 with her string quar­tet, the Virr Quar­tet, and last year she won the pres­ti­gious Nor­man Ge­orge Vi­o­lin Schol­ar­ship at the RNCM.

She is also build­ing up an im­pres­sive port­fo­lio of con­certo per­for­mances around the coun­try, in­clud­ing Vivaldi’s Four Sea­sons, Mozart’s Sin­fo­nia Con­cer­tante and Tchaikovsky’s Vi­o­lin Con­certo.

Char­lotte told me she was de­lighted to be in­vited to per­form with the Sale Cham­ber Orches­tra. She said: “Work­ing with lo­cal orches­tras such as SCO means stu­dents, like my­self, get the chance to play and per­form works that we have learnt in the con­text they were writ­ten for - rather than with pi­ano ac­com­pa­ni­ment.

“The Men­delssohn is very ex­cit­ing.

“It has lots of very fast pas­sages that are re­ally rous­ing and a beau­ti­ful slow move­ment.’’

She tells me she hopes that ev­ery­one will go away hav­ing re­ally en­joyed the mu­sic, and with her youth­ful en­thu­si­asm backed by her inspiring tal­ent, I’m sure that ev­ery­one will.

The con­cert takes place at 7.30pm this Satur­day at the Av­enue Methodist Church in Sale.

It will also in­clude mu­sic by Mozart and Beethoven. Tick­ets are avail­able on the door and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be found at www. salecham­berorches­tra. co.uk.

‘She has al­ready per­formed on Ra­dio 3 with her string quar­tet’

Char­lotte Mose­ley

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