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Charlotte Kaslin (cello) and Mateusz Duda (piano) play Ligeti and Bloch

Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for solo cello - György Ligeti
  2. Rhapsodie, from Suite hébraïque - Ernest Bloch

Charlotte Kaslin was born in Paris in 1993, and started the cello at 5 years old with Carlos Beyris.

She grew up surrounded with the artistic influence of her father, a pianist and her mother, a painter. Charlotte studied in the Conservatory of Paris (Rue de Madrid) with Raphael Pidoux and Xavier Gagnepain until 2014 when she transferred to the Royal Academy of Music to complete her undergraduate degree. Charlotte was awarded the Thompson Family Charitable Trust Award to aid her to pursue her Postgraduate studies at the Academy under the tutelage of Josephine Knight. Past competition wins include Bellan, Vatelot-Rampal and Ufam.

Charlotte has taken part in a variety of festivals, and performed around the world (China, Italy, Germany, France, UK) as soloist (Ile de Ré festival where she performed Camille St Saens Concerto under the baton of Nicholas Simon), as well as in chamber music (Bolchoi festival, the Russian Trios Serie), and in orchestra with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Trevor Pinnock, Pascal Rophé, Paolo Olmi, Robin Ticciati, Edgar Gardner.

Charlotte also worked with the Birmingham Royal Ballet this year. She has also taken part in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Jean-Guihen Queyras (in Wigmore Hall) Sung Won Yang, Steven Doane, Troles Svane, Colin Carr, Jerome Pernoo, Mario Brunello. Charlotte takes a particular interest in performing contemporary music. She performed for the creation of Seven Seeds by John Barber at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2015, and the Premiere of Jules Matton's pieces at le Théâtre de l'Alliance Française in Paris, January 2016.

She also recently performed Brahms piano quintet in F minor with Maxim Vengerov and other selected students from the Royal Academy. Charlotte is currently playing a cello Franck Ravatin of the Royal Academy of Music museum, generously lent for her studies.

Mateusz Duda is a prize-winning Polish pianist. He is a laureate of many piano competitions including the Eighteenth International Bach Piano Competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Sixth International Juliusz Zarebski Completion in Lomianki – Warsaw, XV National H. Czerny-Stefanska Piano Tournament in Zagan, XVIII International Chopin Festival in Mazovia in Sochaczew, Morningside Music Bridge Chamber Music Competition – Calgary.

He has also made many commercial recordings including Brahms Quartet in C minor and Szymanowski Variations in B flat minor (Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary, Canada) as well as Piano Concerti with Silesian Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Mateusz collaborated with many orchestras including Calgary Philharmonic, Czestochowa Philharmonic, Silesian Symphony Orchestra ; perfoming Rachmaninoff’s third concerto, Brahms’s second concerto and Chopin’s first piano concerto.

He has also given many recitals, including a recital at the Szczecin Academy of Art in 2013 and a recital in Zelazowa Wola, at the Fryderyk Chopin’s family manor, 2013.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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