Charlotte Hawkins presents Smooth Classics at Seven on Sundays, from 7pm-9pm.
Join Charlotte every week for a selection of laid back music specially selected to provide a moment of calm and relaxation before thoughts turn to Monday morning. The programme also includes Charlotte’s popular Young Classical Star feature.
Get in touch with Charlotte by texting 61812 or using the form below.
Sunday 14 August
23-year old pianist Mao Fujita is Charlotte's Young Classical Star. Born in Tokyo, Mao was still studying at the Tokyo College of Music in 2017 when he took First Prize at the prestigious Concours International de Piano Clara Haskil in Switzerland, and the Prix Coup de Coeur, which first brought him to the attention of the international music community. He is already regarded as an artist with “innate musical sensitivity” and in November 2021 he signed an exclusive multi-album deal with Sony Classical. Later this year he will be releasing a recording of Mozart's complete Piano Sonatas.