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Charlie Siem - Inaugural Australian Tour 2017
Sat, April 8, 2017, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM AEST
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, the British/Norwegian virtuoso violinist Charlie Siem will perform in Australia, showcasing a classical music recital with gutsy showmanship in uniquely Australian settings.
Siem is one of today’s foremost young violinists. Studying the violin at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky, and later with Shlomo Mintz, whilst attending Eton College and Cambridge University. At only 30 years of age, he became the youngest Professor of Music in the UK (Leeds College of Music). He plays the 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin.
He works with many of the world’s finest orchestras (The Royal, the Moscow and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras; the Czech and the Oslo National Symphony Orchestras) and conductors (including Charles Dutoit, Edward Gardner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Roger Norrington, Libor Pesěk and Yuri Simonov) and performed for the Queen of Denmark.
He also has a fan base in the pop and rock music world, citing Lady Gaga and Katy Perry as friends and has played alongside artists such as The Who, Bryan Adams and Jamie Cullen. He has an international recording contract with SONY Classical.
Accompanying pianist - Jeremy Eskenazi. The holder of a PhD in Performance Practice from the Royal Academy of Music (University of London), Jeremy Eskenazi is a sought-after soloist, teacher, chamber musician, scholar and adjudicator. In 2015, the Governing Body of the Royal Academy of Music elected Jeremy ‘Associate of the Royal Academy of Music’ (ARAM) together with his wife, Australian composer Alicia Grant, for a ‘significant contribution to the music profession’.
Jeremy has performed in many venues worldwide, such as the Festival Chopin in Paris, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, and the Istanbul Opera House.