Take note of Charlotte
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’