Charlie Siem is one of Britain’s brightest international classical violin sensations. In his 2017 Castlemaine State Festival and inaugural Australian appearance, Charlie joins one of Australia’s foremost chamber groups, Omega Ensemble, in showcasing a diverse repertoire of showmanship, passion and sheer virtuosity. Charlie and Omega Ensemble, led by David Rowden, perform Australian Ian Munro’s ‘Songs from the Bush’, along with a repertoire of much-loved classic gems.

Charlie Siem is a graduate of Cambridge University, the Royal College of Music in London and, since 2004, has been mentored by Shlomo Mintz. At only 30 years of age, Charlie is the youngest Professor of music in the UK (Leeds College of Music) and he plays the 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin, known as the ‘D’Egville’, that was previously owned by Yehudi Menuhin.

Beethoven – Spring Sonata
Munro – ‘Songs from the Bush’
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet
Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen

‘Flawless soloist showed coolness and fire’
South China Morning Post

David Rowden – Clarinet
Maria Raspopova – Piano
Neil Thompson – Viola
Airena Nakamuar – Violin
Paul Stender – Cello

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