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Charles Mutter - Violin

Charles Mutter (violin) was born in 1970, in Sussex. He studied with Anthony Stevenson, Andrew Sherwood, Kenneth Piper (while a Junior Exhibitioner at the RCM), David Takeno (while at Jesus College, Cambridge) and Simon Fischer.

After working in London with such ground-breaking groups as the Kreisler String Orchestra, the Smith Quartet and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Charles moved to Scotland. His work as leader of the Edinburgh Quartet attracted much critical acclaim (including a Gramophone “Editor’s Choice” for their recordings of Hans Gál) and it was at this time that he became artistic director of the Loch Shiel Spring Festival, featured on BBC2’s “Culture Show” and regularly on Radio Scotland.

Charles moved back to London in 2007 to take up the post of Associate Leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra. He has led the orchestra for many of their highest-profile activities, notably Nigel Kennedy’s triumphant return to the Proms in 2008 and BBC2’s “Maestro” series, and has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in works by Beethoven, Bruch, Dvorak, Nico Muhly and Kurt Weill. He is also much in demand elsewhere as a guest leader (Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) and session musician.

Charles plays on a violin made for him in 2007 by the brilliant young German luthier, Stephan Von Baehr.

Works performed:
Korngold - Violin Concerto - Sat 08 Mar 2014