Charlotte Amherst

Charlotte is studying the violin with Krysia Osostowicz at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. From 2012-2016 Charlotte read music at The University of Glasgow, graduating with First Class Honours. She was awarded The Goudie Prize for the highest standard of excellence in her final year. 

Whilst at Glasgow, Charlotte became interested in historical performance practice and played with ensembles such as Music of the Spheres Consort, Glasgow Opera Collective and Dunedin Consort. Charlotte was also given the opportunity to perform Vivaldi's Seasons under the direction of Professor John Butt.  

Charlotte is also a keen composer and has had her music recorded by players from Red Note Ensemble and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In June 2015 Charlotte's arrangement of Ravel's Mother Goose was performed at the West End Festival and featured in a broadcast on BBC Radio's Classics Unwrapped series. In December 2015 internationally renowned organist Kevin Bowyer recorded her 'Premonition' for solo organ and in 2016 included it in his recital series. 

Charlotte is dedicated to the promotion of young artists and enjoys handling managerial responsibilities within the arts. She has worked with several creative ensembles and acted as orchestral manager of Melos Sinfonia for a short time in 2014. It was after this that the opportunity to co-found the Janus Ensemble was offered by Davide Levi and Michael Coleby. Charlotte also runs an annual residential weekend for student and amateur musicians, conducted by Harry Ogg. 

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As well as teaching at Pelican, studying for her Masters and playing with orchestras across London, Charlotte even founded her own orchestra!