Charlie Siem

7 April 2017

One of the brightest young stars of the classical music world.

International violin sensation (and renowned British-Norwegian fashion model), Charlie Siem brings Spritus Mundi to regional Australia for the first time ever.

Siem is one of today’s foremost young violinists. Studying the violin at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky, and later with Shlomo Mintz, whilst attending Eton College and Cambridge University. At only 30 years of age, he became the youngest Professor of Music in the UK (Leeds College of Music). He plays the 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin.

He works with many of the world’s finest orchestras (The Royal, the Moscow and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras; the Czech and the Oslo National Symphony Orchestras) and conductors (including Charles Dutoit, Edward Gardner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Roger Norrington, Libor Pesěk and Yuri Simonov) and performed for the Queen of Denmark.

He also has a fan base in the pop and rock music world, citing Lady Gaga and Katy Perry as friends and has played alongside artists such as The Who, Bryan Adams and Jamie Cullen. He has an international recording contract with SONY Classical.

As a fashion model, Charlie has had numerous violin-inspired collaborations with brands including Armani, Hugo Boss, Dior and Dunhill, and was one of the few male models Karl Lagerfeld personally choose during a Harper’s Bazaar shoot. He has also made appearances on Vanity Fair’s best dressed lists. Most recently, he received intense international tabloid media coverage during the Rupert Murdoch marriage to Jerry Hall, when he was spotted on the arm of ex-wife Wendy Deng to attend the Paris Fashion Week 2016.

Recital Programme

GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
BEETHOVEN Sonata for violin and piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring”
YSAYE Sonata No. 3 in D minor
WIENIAWSKI Polonaise Brilliant No. 2 in A major, Op. 21

 

Presented by At The Vineyard.

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Dates

Friday, 7 April – 8pm

Duration

1 hour 40 minutes including interval

Reviews

“Starry violinist dazzles and charms…suave musicality and charisma” - The Strad

“Flawless soloist showed coolness and fire” - South China Morning Post

“[Siem] tosses off every violinistic trick in the book with aplomb” - Gramophone

“A wonderful tone…spacious and beautiful” - Classic FM

“These performances show that his music-making is more than capable of speaking for itself” - The Guardian 

Tickets

Adult $65.00

Concession $60.00

CPAC Member $60.00

Group 8+ $55.00

Child (10 years & under) $50.00

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