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 10th June
Today’s Young Classical Star is the 27-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. After winning several illustrious competitions around the world, Trifonov made his debut at Carnegie Hall aged just 22 and the great pianist Martha Argerich has described him has having “everything and more”.
This week, Charlotte shines her Young Classical Star spotlight on the 23-year-old American violinist, Esther Yoo.
Yoo released her first album on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label at the age of just 20, followed by an all-Tchaikovsky album in 2017. Charlotte features music from Yoo’s albums this afternoon, showcasing a remarkable talent that’s already played with outstanding orchestras in famous venues all over the world.
Today’s Young Classical Star has been acclaimed by critics worldwide for his exceptional talent and magnificent tone: the 22-year-old American violinist Chad Hoopes. He’s been described by the Washington Post as having “jaw-dropping virtuosity …but also a gift for dramatic pacing and a distinctive, convincing sense of poetry” and Charlotte will feature some of his finest recordings this afternoon.