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 14th October
Charlotte’s Young Classical Star this week is the award-winning Scottish bassoonist, Karen Geoghegan. Born in 1989, Geoghegan began studying the bassoon aged twelve and was soon giving recitals across the UK. Her brilliant precision and expressive maturity has led to three critically acclaimed albums, and collaborations with many of Europe’s finest orchestras.
This week, Charlotte’s Young Classical Star is the 15-year-old virtuosic harpist Alisa Sadikova.
By the age of nine, Sadikova had already debuted at Carnegie Hall, taken first place in several prestigious youth competitions around the world, and established herself as a respected solo artist. Today, Charlotte shares music from her first album: a stunning collaboration with the French harpist Isabelle Perrin.
Charlotte’s Young Classical Star is the 23-year-old Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki.
Following his orchestral debut at the age of 9, Lisiecki has since performed alongside the world’s finest musicians and conductors, and has been praised internationally for his mature musicality and distinctive sound.