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 18th November
This week, Kirsty Gallacher steps in for Charlotte Hawkins. Kirsty’s Young Classical Star is the groundbreaking British trombonist Peter Moore.
Born in 1995, Moore began winning prestigious national music competitions at just twelve years old and started giving masterclasses to university students only a year later.
Moore’s warm and richly varied sound, combined with his passion for pushing the boundaries of the trombone, have made him one of this country’s most exciting young soloists – and today, Charlotte will be showcasing music from his critically acclaimed album, Life Force.
Kirsty Gallacher sits in for Charlotte Hawkins and features the 28-year old Uzbekistani pianist Behzod Abduraimov as this week’s Young Classical Star.
Described as "the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation", Abduraimov has collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras and musicians since winning the London International Piano Competition in 2009. Today, Kirsty showcases his mature sense of musicality and flawless technique in his exceptional recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto Number 1.
Charlotte features the French trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary as this week’s Young Classical Star.
Born in 1999, Vary began winning prestigious national competitions at just 11 years old and became the first trumpet student ever to be simultaneously accepted in both the Classical and Jazz departments of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. Since then, she’s performed in prestigious venues across the world with leading orchestras and released her debut album last year.
Charlotte shines the spotlight on the award-winning cellist Jamal Aliyev: this week’s Young Classical Star.
Born in Azerbaijan in 1993, Aliyev has been performing at prestigious venues internationally since the age of 13 and continues to win awards worldwide for his flawless technique and heartfelt, expressive playing. Today, he is one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation and Charlotte showcases a piece from Aliyev’s latest album: a critically-acclaimed release dedicated to the Russian masters.
This week, Charlotte shines the spotlight on the New Zealand-born violinist, Benjamin Baker: this week’s Young Classical Star.
Since studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music, Baker has performed at various prestigious venues across America and Europe, and has toured with leading orchestras all over the world. Critics have praised the 28-year-old’s youthful exuberance and soulful expression and today, Charlotte showcases his talents in a recording from his chart-topping first album, The Last Rose of Summer.