Charlotte Hawkins presents Smooth Classics at Seven on Sundays, from 7pm-9pm, on Classic FM.
Join Charlotte every week for a selection of laid back music specially selected to provide a moment of calm and relaxation before thoughts turn to Monday morning. The programme also includes Charlotte’s popular Young Classical Star feature.
Get in touch with Charlotte by texting 61812 or using the form below.
The pianist Martin James Bartlett is Charlotte's Young Classical Star. Born in 1996, he began his musical studies at the age of six, signed a recording contract with Warner Classics in 2019 and his debut album, Love and Death, featured the works of Prokofiev, Bach, Liszt, Schumann, Wagner and Granados. In the same year he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rosebowl by Prince Charles and made his debut performance at Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sunday 31 October
Charlotte puts the spotlight on 22-year-old Lucienne Renaudin Vary as her Young Classical Star. Described as a "trumpet sensation" Lucienne released her first album whilst still in her teens, and has already enjoyed a career performing both classical and jazz repertoire across the world. Her latest release, Piazzolla Stories, features.