Bach and Vivaldi Concerti
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Bach – Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Vivaldi – Concerto for Three Violins in F
Sammartini – Recorder Concerto in F
Vivaldi – Recorder Concerto in C minor
Vivaldi – ‘Winter’ from Four Seasons
Bach – Violin Concerto in E
Charlotte Barbour-Condini Recorder (finalist BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012)
Lorraine McAslan and Gillian Findlay Violins
Dietrich Bethge Director
Charlotte Barbour-Condini, from Stoke Newington in North London, made history by being the first recorder player to win the BBC Young Musician Woodwind Final, and reach the Final of BBC Young Musician 2012 which took place at the Sage Gateshead in Newcastle on 13th May – her 16th birthday. She performed the Vivaldi Concerto in C minor with David Gordon on harpsichord and a reduced chamber ensemble of players from the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra conducted by Kirill Karabits.
She started learning the piano aged 5 and the violin at age 7, starting both at Primary School with Leanne Sinha (née Wren) and group recorder lessons at age 6. As a Music Scholar at City of London School for Girls. she is a member of the school’s Senior Orchestra, Senior Choir and Recorder Ensemble. Charlotte is also the 2012 winner of the CLSG Senior Musician of the Year Cup. From the age of 10 to 14 she received recorder lessons from Rachael Hatton and Emma Murphy.
In September 2010, she started at Junior Royal Academy where she has been awarded a scholarship. Her first study is recorder with Barbara Law and second study, violin with Ben Wragg. In 2011, she won the Junior Academy Wind & Brass competition Junior Prize, and in June 2012 won the Junior Academy Woodwind competition Advanced Prize.
Charlotte has been taking part in Music Festivals and Charity Concerts since 2008 and is the first recorder player to win the Beckenham Musician of the Year 2009 and 2010, Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year 2010 and the 2012 Stratford & East London Young Musician of the Year.
In 2008 Hilary Coates became her piano tutor and in 2010, Charlotte won the Sheila Mossman prize and an ABRSM Silver Award for her Grade 7 piano. She was awarded another ABRSM Silver Award for Grade 7 violin, taken in 2011. Since then, she has achieved Grade 8 Distinction in both instruments.
Charlotte is leader of the Hackney Borough Youth Orchestra, which she has been a member of since its formation over 4 years ago. The Hackney Music Service, over the years, has provided her with many performance opportunities as a member of the orchestra, in various ensembles and as a soloist. She has performed in several venues including, the Barbican, Hackney Town Hall and Hackney Empire.
Founded by cellist Dietrich Bethge in 1988 from London’s leading musicians, London Octave aims to approach the baroque and classical repertoire in a fresh and vital manner, often without a conductor, but principally for the players’ own enjoyment and the enjoyment of the audience.
Through their regular London season at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the South Bank and on BBC Radio 3, London Octave has attracted a loyal following of concert goers who appreciate their vitality and virtuosity. This, coupled with their programmes based on major and accessible works, has established them as one of the leading chamber orchestras in Britain. The members, many of whom have distinguished individual careers, frequently take turns as soloists and leading musicians are often invited to work with the ensemble. During recent seasons, artists include John Lill, Nick van Bloss, William Bennett, Crispian Steele Perkins, Lorraine McAslan, Yvgeny Sudbin, James Bowman, The Tallis Chamber Choir.
“full of sparkle and wit” Metro
“Superb delivery of Handel and Bach” Independent