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 28th April
This week, Charlotte’s Young Classical Star is the Swiss cellist, Cristophe Croisé.
Born in 1993, Croisé made his debut at Carnegie Hall at just 17 years old and swiftly established an international reputation. He performs regularly with distinguished orchestras, and has been praised by critics around the world for his stunning virtuosity and sense of musicality that’s well beyond his years. Today, Charlotte shares Croisé’s take on the music of Vivaldi.
This week, Charlotte’s Young Classical Star is the 26-year-old violinist, Blake Pouliot.
Labelled one of Canada’s most promising up-and-coming musicians, Pouliot made his orchestral debut at the age of 11 and has since played alongside the world’s finest conductors and orchestras. As a multi-talented performer, Pouliot has also narrated Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra in concert halls around the world, and has appeared on numerous television programmes. This afternoon, Charlotte showcases his successful debut album, celebrating the music of Debussy and Ravel.