A Christmas Concert of Seasonal Music & Carols
In aid of NOAH'S ARK APPEAL
Thursday 12 December, 7.30pmBook now
An evening of Christmas music featuring:
Jane Watts – Organ
Fanfare Trumpeters and the Guards Brass ensemble of the Welsh Guards
Massed Choir of Staff and Friends of NHS Wales
Guest Artists – Charlie and Harry Lovell-Jones, Violin and Percussion Duo
Conducted by David J Davies.
A local Primary School will complete the line up.
Please bring your voice to support this annual family Christmas concert in aid of The Noah’s Ark Appeal.
Charlie Lovell-Jones, a 20-year-old violinist from Cardiff, has been described as one of the most promising young violinists in the UK. Since his Royal Festival Hall debut at 15, Charlie's solo engagements have included appearances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin and the English Chamber Orchestra. His live recordings of The Lark Ascending and the Karl Jenkins Violin Concerto with BBC NOW have been broadcast on Radio 3.
|Standard Price||£11 | £13 | £14|
|Wheelchair user plus one companion (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444)||Stalls seats @ £11 each ticket|
|Groups of 10 or more (please call Box Office on 02920 878444)||£1 off each ticket|
Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.
Earlier this summer Charlie was delighted to compete in the prestigious Sendai International Violin Competition in Japan. He is the first UK violinist to be chosen through pre-selection for many years and he reached the semifinals playing two concertos with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra.
Nearer home, Charlie has won numerous prestigious competitions for instrumentalists in Wales and the UK, including the coveted Blue Riband Instrumental Prize at the National Eisteddfod. He is much in demand as a recitalist and enjoys talking to his audiences about the music he performs. He plays with the renowned John Wilson Orchestra, most recently at this summer’s BBC Proms.
With the support of Cardiff City Council and the Welsh Livery Guild, Charlie regularly studied at the summer at the Cambridge International String Academy.
Until July 2017, Charlie was a pupil at the Welsh-medium high school Ysgol Glantaf in Cardiff, where he passed his A Level Music with full marks three years ahead of his age group. He is also the youngest ever person to have received the Composer’s Medal for Under 25s at the Urdd Eisteddfod.
Since October 2017, Charlie has been studying Music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he is an academic prize scholar and he holds the William Ewald performance scholarship. Here he has taken part in masterclasses with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vadim Repin.
Charlie learns with the eminent violinist Rodney Friend, former concertmaster of the London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras and the BBCSymphony Orchestra. He currently plays an important Italian violin made by G.B. Guadagnini from the distinguished firm J and Arthur Beare, loaned to him by a generous benefactor.