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N e x t   C o n c e r t

Saturday 29th June 2024, 7.00pm.

Summer Concert

Conductor: Cathal Garvey

Reading Minster, St. Mary's Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

(Soloist: Charlie Lovell-Jones)

Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Tickets: £15 adults; £5 students and under-18s

Charlie Lovell-Jones debuted at a sold-out Royal Festival Hall debut aged 15. He has

since appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the English Chamber, Sendai Philharmonic and Yamagata Symphony, as well as performances with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and BBCNOW

that were broadcast on national British and Irish TV and radio. BBCNOW also premiered Charlie’s

composition for violin, soprano and orchestra, Cariad Cyntaf, with Rebecca Evans and himself as

soloists. He has worked with conductors including John Wilson, Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder,

Peter Oundjian, Daniela Candillari, Louis Lohraseb, Ken Takaseki, Moritz Gnann, Michael Seal,

Lee Reynolds, Grant Llewellyn, Ben Gernon, Stephen Bell and Jonathan Mann.


Charlie was the youngest-ever member of the John Wilson Orchestra, aged 14. At the

BBC Proms 2021, he debuted as concertmaster of Wilson’s new orchestra, the Sinfonia of

London (SoL). He has led the SoL at Aldeburgh Festival, and his recordings as their

concertmaster have garnered critical acclaim from Gramophone Magazine and Classic FM.

Charlie has found success in several international competitions, including BBC Young Musician

2016, and the Sendai 2019, Shanghai Isaac Stern 2020, and Joachim 2021 International


Charlie plays a fine 1777 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, generously loaned by a


Click here for Charlie Lovell-Jones's full biography.

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