Charlotte Hawkins presents her new brand Sunday afternoon show from 3-5pm on Classic FM, playing the perfect selection of favourites and new discoveries, with a particular focus on young artists – as demonstrated with her Young Classical Star. Get in touch with Charlotte by texting 61812 or using the form below.
Sunday 25th March
In a special one-off programme, Charlotte Hawkins meets two of the most famous entertainers of their generation: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
During this fascinating and revealing exploration of their musical tastes, the two megastars explain how the music of Mozart, Grieg and Puccini has become the soundtrack to their lives, as they offer an unmissable insight into their glittering careers.
The programme will also reacquaint us with the Muppets’ unique vocal talents – in particular, Miss Piggy’s. The much-loved diva recalls her memorable 1985 performance with the world-famous tenor Placido Domingo; reflects on her sadly short-lived attempt to become an opera singer, and explains how she came to star in a new retelling of The Phantom of the Opera.
Sunday 8th April
This week, Charlotte shines the spotlight on the Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren. With ninety concerts each year both as a soloist and chamber musician, he has been described as one of the most interesting talents of his generation. His recording of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in 2016 won him enthusiastic acclaim from the media. This was followed by another recording, released last year, featuring the violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Hartmann and Schubert.
Sunday 15th April
This week, Charlotte shines the spotlight on twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton. Having started taking piano lessons from their mother at the age of four, the duo initially practised and performed individually, but nowadays make music together. Since performing all over the globe and opening their 2016-17 season at the Royal Concertgebouw playing Mozart's Double Piano Concerto, the sisters have signed a record deal with the prestigious Warner Classics label.