Concert with SELO: Beethoven Violin Concerto in D on 21st May 2023
Charlie Lovell-Jones debuted at a sold-out Royal Festival Hall aged 15. He has since soloed with major orchestras internationally, broadcasting on radio and television. As concertmaster of the multi-award-winning Sinfonia of London (SoL) he has performed at the BBC Proms and recorded several CDs, garnering critical acclaim from Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine. He found success in several international competitions, including the Sendai 2019, Shanghai Isaac Stern 2020, and Joachim 2021 Competitions.
In 2020, Charlie graduated from Oxford University with a Gibbs Prize in Music and received a Bicentenary Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music on the spot, graduating in 2022 with the Strings Postgraduate Prize. Charlie studied for over ten years with Rodney Friend MBE, and now studies at the Yale School of Music with Augustin Hadelich. He won the Hattori Foundation, Harriet Cohen, John Fussell, Drake Calleja and Countess of Munster Trust's awards, and has enjoyed materclasses with Ida Haendel, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vadim Repin, Menahem Praessler, Pinchas Zukerman, James Ehnes, Leonidas Kavakos, Tai Murray, and most recently, Ida Kavafian at the Lincoln Center.
Charlie's 2021-22 season featured multiple concerto performances, world premieres from Colin Matthews, Deborah Pritchard and Tod Machover, recitals nationally and internationally, his Wigmore Hall debut and as a RAM Bicentenary Scholar, his debut album includes leading more SoL recordings and concerts, performances of Sibelius, Britten, Beethoven, Glazunov, Berg, Brahms and Bruch Concertos, a world premiere by Aaron Kernis, and many recitals.
As a J&A Beare Violin Society Artist, he plays a fine 1777 GB Guadagnini violin, generously loaned by a benefactor.