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 27th January
This week, Charlotte’s Young Classical Star is the 17-year-old Dutch violinist, Noa Wildschut.
Described by Anne-Sophie Mutter as “undoubtedly one of the musical hopes of her generation”, Wildschut made her debut at the age of 6 and has since become an exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics, and the youngest ever member of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Charlotte showcases Wildschut’s mature sense of musicality on her latest album – entitled, simply, Mozart.
This week, Charlotte’s Young Classical Star is the Russian soprano, Julia Lezhneva.
Born in 1989, Lezhneva has been winning international competitions since the age of 12, and following her British debut in 2010, was named Dame Kiri te Kanawa’s personal protégé. Today, she tours with the finest orchestras and musicians worldwide, and has been praised by The Guardian for her “flawless technique” and “perfect artistry”. This afternoon, Charlotte shares music from Lezhneva’s album, Allelulia.
This week, Charlotte’s Young Classical Star is the award-winning classical guitarist, Campbell Diamond.
Born in Australia in 1990, Diamond only began studying the classical guitar at the age of 17. In nine short years he has become one of the leading guitarists of his generation, winning first place in several international competitions. This afternoon, Charlotte features a recording from Diamond’s debut album, Prelude.