Charlotte Hawkins presents Smooth Classics at Seven from 7-10pm 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.
Sunday 12 July
This week, Charlotte’s Young Classical Star is the English composer Segun Akinola, a 2017 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, who became the composer for Doctor Who at the age of just 25. This evening we hear some of his stirring score for Season 11 of the TV series.
Sunday 19 July
This week, Charlotte shines a spotlight on her Young Classical Star, the 25-year-old German pianist Elisabeth Brauss. Hailing from a musical family, Elisabeth first started playing the piano at four years old, and has since gone on to give performances at the notorious Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, the Mariinksy Theatre in St. Petersburg, and at the Beethovenfest in Bonn.
Tonight, Charlotte showcases Elisabeth’s outstanding talent with a recording of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 from her debut album.