Charlotte Hawkins presents Smooth Classics at Seven from 7pm-9pm on Classic FM.
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.
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Charlotte features the pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe as her Young Classical Star. Hailed as ‘brilliant’ by the New York Times, the young musician from Chicago studied at the Juilliard School, and has gone on to perform at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, the Kennedy Centre and the Seoul Arts Centre. She has also received praise for her solo albums, most recent of which is a recording of the complete John Field Nocturnes.
Sunday 25 April
The Norwegian trumpeter Tine Ting Helseth is Charlotte‘s Young Classical Star this week. After rising to fame at a young age Tine had the rare honour of being the first ever classical artist to win Newcomer of the Year at the Norwegian Grammy Awards. This evening Charlotte plays a track from Tine’s brand new album, her first U.K release in 8 years.
Sunday 2 May
The spotlight turns to 22-year-old trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary as Charlotte’s Young Classical Star this week. Described as "trumpet sensation" Lucienne released her first album still in her teens, and has already enjoyed a career performing both classical and jazz repertoire across the world. Her latest release, Piazzolla Stories, features.