Charlie Siem is one of the brightest young stars in classical music. Born in London to a Norwegian father and British mother, Charlie began to play the violin at the age of three after hearing a broadcast of Yehudi Menuhin playing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Charlie has appeared with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra alongside conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Yuri Simonov, Sir Roger Norrington, Ed Gardner and Libor Pesěk.
Charlie is a great believer in giving back to worthwhile causes and is honoured to be an ambassador of the Prince’s Trust and Visiting Professor at Leeds College of Music, making Charlie the youngest Professor in the UK.
In addition Charlie 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’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend.
Charlie Siem plays the 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin, known as the ‘D’Egville’.
2008 Elgar, Grieg: Sonatas for violin & piano – Challenge Classics
2010 Charlie Siem Plays Virtuoso Violin Works – Warner Classics and Jazz
2011 Charlie Siem Plays Bruch, Wieniawski, Ole Bull – Warner Classics and Jazz
2014 Charlie’s next album will be released in September on Sony Classics
“…recital CD of the Month” Strad Magazine
“☆☆☆☆☆” BBC Music Magazine
”…one of the most exciting young violin talents around” Classic FM Magazine
“The worlds hottest violin virtuoso” CBS News