Charlotte began playing the violin at the age of seven. Just three years later, she appeared as soloist in the Beethoven Romance with the National Children’s Orchestra. In 2001 she went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music with a scholarship, where her teachers were Mateja Marinković and Marianne Thorsen. She graduated from the Royal Academy with First Class Honours and received a DipRAM plus the Franstein Prize for an outstanding Final Recital. In 2003, Charlotte won a full scholarship to study in Boston at the New England Conservatory, and she was subsequently invited back to take part in the IMI Festival in Maine.
Charlotte was a founder member of the Piatti Quartet, which won numerous prizes including the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, Hattori Foundation Award, Tunnell Award, Countess of Munster Recital Scheme and the Martin Musical/Philarmonia Scholarship Fund, and in 2012 were nominated for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Award. Charlotte enjoyed an international concert schedule with the Piatti Quartet; venues included Wigmore Hall (broadcast live on BBC Radio 3), Purcell Room, Madrid’s National Auditorium of Music and the Vienna Konzerthaus. Their discography includes recordings for LINN Records, Classical Label and Champs Hill Records. Charlotte is also a guest leader for the European Chamber Players and is currently a member of the Britten Ensemble and is Assistant Concertmaster of Oxford Philhomusica. In 2013, Charlotte became a member of the Badke Quartet.
With her duo partner James Baillieu, she has performed in venues such as the Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, Fairfield Hall, Senate House, Kettles Yard and in various festivals throughout the UK. She performed at the Zermatt Festival in 2007 and 2008, where she collaborated with members of the Berlin Philharmonic. During 2008 she also collaborated with the Sacconi Quartet and Acoustic Triangle in the innovative ‘Three Dimensions’ UK concert tour. Charlotte has performed a number of concertos around the UK, at venues including Fairfield Hall and St John’s Smith Square, and this season will play the Tchaikovsky, Mozart,Tippet and Barber concertos.Charlotte was awarded a scholarship to attend IMS Prussia Cove for three years where she performed in concerts and masterclasses with Ida Haendl, Ferenc Rados and Valeria Szervánszky.Other masterclasses include Mauricio Fuks, Thomas Brandis, Sylvia Rosenberg, Zvi Zeitlin, Tibor Varga, Alexander Pavlovic and Maciej Rakowski.
Charlotte holds a range of awards and prizes including the Croydon Concerto Competition First Prize, Rosalie Inskip Trust Award, Jerwood Foundation Award, MBF Education Award, Martin Musical Scholarship, Making Music Award, Marylebone Education Award, Albert Cooper Trust Award, and Derek Hill Award.
Charlotte plays on a violin by Antonio Stradivarius 1685 “Gagliano” with the kind assistance of the Stradivari trust who are helping secure the violin for her long term use.