St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Charlotte Moseley - violin and Michael Pandya - piano

Tuesday, 30 August at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Charlotte Moseley - violin and Michael Pandya - piano


                 Violin and Piano Sonata in D Minor No.1

                                          Allegro Agitato


                                          Allegro Moderato

                                          Allegro Molto



             Violin Piano and Sonata No.1 in G Major Op 78

                                          Vivace ma non troppo


                                          Allegro molto moderato


Charlotte Moseley began learning the violin at the age of 5 with Mary Howells and at the age of 13 she began lessons with Michael Seal of the CBSO. In 2008 Charlotte gained a place at Chethams School of Music in Manchester, where she studied violin under Eyal Kless and Benedict Holland. During this time Charlotte, along with her quartet, was invited to perform in London's Wigmore Hall and the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Music Festival. After also participating in the London String Quartet foundation course, the quartet performed on BBC radio 3's 'In Tune' programme with Petroc Trelawny. Following this, Charlotte was awarded the school's Mozart Scholarship for her outstanding chamber music work as well as winning their Dewhurst and Torevell prize.

In 2010 Charlotte was appointed as leader of the CBSO Youth Orchestra and remained their leader for 5 years. With them she has worked under conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Edward Gardner, Ben Gernon and Jac Van Steen as well as working with soloists such as Leon McCawley, Chloe Hanslip and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

In 2011 Charlotte accepted a place at the Royal Northern College of Music to study violin with Benedict Holland and Alexander Sitkovetsky. In 2014 Charlotte was the winner of the college's Norman George Scholarship. Amongst her many solo performances she has performed all 10 Beethoven Sonatas back to back in a 5 hour recital in order to raise money for the St John's Church in Bromsgrove 'Landmark 2 Appeal'.

Her recent concerto performances include; Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the South Cheshire Orchestra, Vivaldi Four Seasons with the Orchestra of St.John, Sinfonia of Birmingham and Orchestra da Camera, Mendelssohn violin concerto with the Walsall Symphony Orchestra, Sale Chamber Orchestra and Coventry Youth Orchestra, Bruch violin concerto in G minor with the Telford Orchestra as well as Tchaikovsky violin concerto with the Westmorland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St.John and Sibelius violin concerto also with the Orchestra of St.John. In 2014 Charlotte successfully auditioned for a place on the professional experience scheme with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Charlotte was a founding member of the Virr String Quartet who were winners of the 2014 RNCM Nossek Romantic String Quartet prize and finalists in the RNCM Schubert Prize and Hirsch prize. Following this they were invited to perform in a public masterclass with Frans Helmerson and a public workshop with Peter Maxwell-Davies, performing his Naxos Quartet No.3. The quartet have also recorded popular arrangements of classical works in London under the Warner Bros. record label. They receive regular coaching from world renowned musicians such as Petr Prause, Levon Chilingirian, Frans Helmerson and Alexander Sitkovetsky.

In September 2015 Charlotte began her Masters Degree studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Mateja Marinkovic and Jack Liebeck. In October she led the Royal Academy Sinfonia in their four performances of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro in the Hackney Empire Theatre with Jane Glover and Janet Suzmann. In December this year she worked with the London Sinfonietta in their 'side-by-side' project performing region 3 of Stockhausen's Hymnen which was broadcast on BBC radio 3.

Michael Pandya is a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music, studying Piano Accompaniment under the tuition of Michael Dussek and Ian Brown. He holds a Leverhulme Trust Postgraduate Scholarship as well as a Postgraduate Award from Help Musicians UK. At the Academy he performs regularly with both singers and instrumentalists, and has participated in public masterclasses with singers Sir Thomas Allen, Brindley Sherratt, Susan Bullock and Dennis O'Neill, and violinist Levon Chilingrian. He won First Prize in the Joan Chissells/Rex Stephens Schumann Lieder competition and has become a member of the Academy's prestigious Song Circle, with which he will make his Wigmore Hall debut later in 2016. Outside of the Academy he won the Accompanists' Prize at the Rosenblatt North London Singing competition and recently performed a programme of Brahms alongside Graham Johnson at the KlavierFestRuhr in Germany.

Previously Michael studied at Oxford University, graduating with a First-Class Degree in Music in 2015. He studied Piano with Sholto Kynoch during his time there and has ongoing connections with the Oxford Lieder Festival; in 2013 and 2014 was Accompanist in Residence, in 2015 he gave a Schubert and Schumann concert with members of the Sixteen and in the 2016 edition he will perform in the Festival with Academy Song Circle. As well as song and chamber music he also enjoys opera; he held the Senior Repetiteur Scholarship with New Chamber Opera whilst in Oxford, musically directing several productions including Nyman's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Albinoni's Pimpinone, Carissimi's Jephte and Bach's Easter Oratorio.