St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Charlotte Rowan - violin and Charlotte Stevenson - piano

Friday, 13 February at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Charlotte Rowan - violin and Charlotte Stevenson - pianoCharlotte Rowan - violin and Charlotte Stevenson - piano

Wieniawski

      Polonaise de Concert                                                                  

Elgar

      Chanson de Matin                                                                         

Bartok

      6 Roumanian  Dancess                                                                                  

Cyril Scott

      Lotus Land

      Danse Espagnole from La Vida Breve                                                                  

Vitali

      Ciacona

Bazzini

      Dance of the Goblins

Charlotte Rowan described as a 'captivating and compelling artist', Charlotte Rowan is a violinist with passion, imagination and integrity.

As a solo artist, Charlotte performs frequently throughout the UK at venues including Southwark Cathedral, Newcastle's Independent Library, London's Foundling Museum and Falkirk Town Hall where she was the guest artist with Falkirk Caledonian Choir. In 2013 she featured in Buckingham Summer Music Festival and in summer 2014 will perform at Crail Festival, Horsham Garden Music Festival and St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

Charlotte has performed twice at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for their Promenade Concert Series and has recently given a recital for Dollar Music Society. Future engagements include recitals for Dunblane Cathedral Arts Guild, Chelmsford Cathedral, Park House Cheltenham and Munster Square, London. She has also been invited to perform at the Pump Room, Bath for Bath Recital Artists' Trust in 2015.

Charlotte has also been selected as the first classical Featured Artist Cafe Nero and will be performing live in 8 Cafe Nero venues across London in 2014.

Born in Scotland in 1991, Charlotte Rowan began learning the violin at age 3 1/2. At age 16, she gained a place at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, USA to study with Violaine Melancon and from where she graduated with high honours. As a first year student, she was made concertmaster of Peabody Concert Orchestra and Peabody Opera Company performing in Baltimore's Friedheim Hall, Leith Symington Griswold Hall and the Baltimore Lyric Opera House. In America, she appeared on the Washington Performing Artist Series at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. performing alongside conductor Rob Kapilow. She has also given solo recitals for Baltimore Chamber Music Society, Baltimore's Thursday Noon Series and appeared as soloist with Baltimore Concert Orchestra performing Elgar's Violin Concerto.  

In 2012 she was invited to perform in a masterclass for renowned violinist Midori and has been coached by groups such as the Juilliard String Quartet, Brentano Quartet and Peabody Trio. Charlotte Rowan is founding member of the Osorio String Quartet who in 2010, were invited to perform in Washington D.C for Justice of the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor.

Throughout her career, Charlotte Rowan has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the City of Stirling Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Orchestra.

Currently living near Cambridge, Charlotte continues to be passionate about bringing the violin repertoire to as wide an audience as possible. She is also a dedicated teacher, working as violin teacher and ensembles coach for King's School, Ely and in various other schools across London.

Charlotte Stevenson began her musical career by studying piano and singing. She gained her LRAM after studying piano with Mary Moore and Janette Lamb. Her singing studies were with Marie Thomson Tainsh and Dame Isobel Baillie. Charlotte has taught music in both Primary and Secondary Schools and was for a number of years a Head of Music. She has studied clarsach with both Isobel Mieras and Sancha Pielou and is a former prizewinner at the National Mod. In recent years, she has been the Musical Director of the Clackmannanshire Primary Schools Singing Initiative. In addition to teaching piano, singing and clarsach, Charlotte is an active performer throughout Central Scotland.  She currently teaches piano and clarsach at Dollar Academy.