17th July 7.30pm, Charlie Lovell-Jones
programme to include:
Franz Schubert, Fantasie in C Major, D. 934
William Grant Still, African Dancer from Suite for Violin and Piano
Florence Price arr. Charlie Lovell-Jones, Adoration
Camille Saint-Saëns, Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 75
Charlie Lovell-Jones has been recognised as one of the most promising violinists to emerge internationally. Since his sold-out Royal Festival Hall debut aged 15, he has appeared with orchestras including the Sendai Philharmonic, Yamagata Symphony, English Chamber, RTE Concert, and BBC NOW.
In 2020, he received scholarships from the Hattori Foundation, the Drake Calleja Trust, and the Countess of Munster Trust. He also won the Harriet Cohen Music Award, and has a Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Scholarship, offered on the spot in his postgraduate audition. He was a semi-finalist at Sendai International Music Competition, receiving public commendation from the jury chair, and was a BBC Young Musician Category Finalist. He has won awards from significant competitions across the UK, and has broadcast regularly on TV and radio.
Charlie read music at Oxford University, where he held academic and instrumental scholarships. He graduated with a first and a Gibbs Prize for exceptional performance. His upcoming appearances include several concerto performances as well as recitals for the Isle of Wight Arts Association, Fidelio Orchestra Cafe, and the Andermatt Music Festival, Switzerland.
Charlie is a long-term student of internationally renowned violinist, concertmaster and pedagogue, Rodney Friend MBE. As a beneficiary of the J&A Beare Violin Society, he plays an important 1777 G.B. Guadagnini violin, loaned to him by a generous benefactor.