Returning to his father’s homeland, Charlie Siem begins 2017 by performing two concerts in Norway at the end of January. Joined once again by his sonata partner, the internationally acclaimed Itamar Golan, Charlie will perform works by Vitali, Beethoven, Grieg, Ysaye, and Ole Bull at both concerts. The first takes place at Bærum Kulturhus on 28 January and the second at the Ålesund Parken Kulturhus on 29 January. Visit the links for full details and tickets.
Charlie Siem is one of today’s foremost young violinists. Born in London to a Norwegian father and British mother, he began to play the violin at the age of three after hearing a broadcast of Yehudi Menuhin playing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Siem was educated at Eton College, before reading Music as an undergraduate at Cambridge University. From 1998 to 2004 he studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky in London at the Royal College of Music, and from 2004 he has been mentored by Shlomo Mintz.
Siem has appeared with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Edward Gardner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Roger Norrington, Libor Pešek and Yuri Simonov.
Recent and forthcoming performances include a Norwegian recital tour with Itamar Golan, and concerto appearances with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, and Camerata Salzburg. Siem has just made his Hong Kong debut with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, opening their 2015/2016 season with a critically acclaimed performance under Ken-David Masur. His festival appearances to date include Spoleto, St. Moritz, Gstaad, Bergen, Tine@Munch and the Windsor Festival.
Currently signed to Sony Classical, Siem has a varied discography, and has made a number recordings, including with the London Symphony Orchestra (Warner Classics, 2011) and Münchner Rundfunkorchester (Sony Classical, 2014).
A great believer in giving to worthwhile causes, Siem is an ambassador of The Prince’s Trust. He is also a Visiting Professor at Leeds College of Music, making him the youngest professor in the United Kingdom. He gives masterclasses around the world – most recently at the Royal College of Music, London. In 2016 he became a Visiting Professor at Nanjing University of the Arts.
Passionate about bringing classical music to new audiences around the world, in addition to his classical performance career Siem has revived the age-old violinistic tradition of composing virtuosic variations of popular themes, which he has done alongside artists including Bryan Adams, Jamie Cullum and The Who. In 2014 he wrote his first composition – Canopy, for solo violin and string orchestra – which was commissioned by US television station CBS Watch!, and recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra. Siem has also had numerous collaborations with fashion brands including Dunhill, Armani, Boss, and Dior.
Charlie Siem plays the 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin, known as the ‘D’Egville’.
|30 Jun 2017||Ysaÿe's Sonate Nr. 6 E- Dur & Bloch's “Nigun” aus der Baal Shem Suite with pianist Anastasia Voltchok||Museum Kleines Klingenthal, Basel||Museum Kleines Klingenthal, Basel||Buy ticket|
|07 Aug 2017||Bruch Violin Concerto and assorted works by Kreisler with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Zubin Mehta||Jiangsu Grand Theater||Jiangsu Grand Theater|
|10 Aug 2017||Bruch Violin Concerto and assorted works by Kreisler with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Zubin Mehta||Harbin Concert Hall||Harbin Concert Hall|
|01 Sep 2017||Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 with the New Generation Festival Orchestra||The New Generation Festival, Florence||The New Generation Festival, Florence||Buy ticket|
|16 Sep 2017||Sibelius Violin Concerto||Jacob Symphony Hall||Jacob Symphony Hall||Buy ticket|
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ICA is delighted to welcome British-Norwegian violinist Charlie Siem to its artist roster for General Management
ICA is pleased to welcome British-Norwegian violinist Charlie Siem to its artist roster for General Management (except Greater China). One of today’s most popular young violinists, Siem works with many of the world’s finest orchestras (such as the London Symphony Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra), and conductors (including Charles Dutoit, Edward Gardner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Roger Norrington, Libor Pešek and Yuri Simonov, amongst others), and his regular sonata partner is the renowned pianist Itamar Golan. He holds an international recording contract with SONY Classical.
Passionate about bringing classical music to new audiences around the world, Charlie Siem has also had numerous violin-inspired collaborations with fashion brands including Armani, Chanel, Dunhill, Hugo Boss, and Dior.
On 27 December Charlie Siem performs in recital with his sonata partner, the internationally acclaimed Itamar Golan, at Schloss Elmau, Germany. The evening concert will feature works by Beethoven, Bloch and Kreisler, and marks the end of a busy 2016 for Charlie Siem. For full details and ticket bookings, please visit the Schloss Elmau website.
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