Charlotte Barbour-Condini

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Recorder

Location: Royal Academy of Music


Charlotte Barbour – Condini (b. 1996, Hackney), was the first recorder player to reach the concerto final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2012, performing Vivaldi’s C minor Recorder Concerto at the Sage Gateshead with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Kirill Karabits. She has since appeared as a soloist in venues including Cadogan Hall and St Martin in the Fields, as well as performing at Shakespeare’s Globe and on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and Early Music Show.

Recitals have taken Charlotte to festivals across the UK, including the Swaledale, Spitalfields and Greenwich International Early Music Festival. She has also been invited as a concerto soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, London Octave, and London Chamber Orchestra. Continuing to explore the versatility of her instrument, Charlotte is a founding member of the ensemble 21st Century Baroque, which brings together musicians with backgrounds in historical performance practice, contemporary music, folk and jazz, to create new music for period instruments. She has premiered three recorder concertos, most recently Romanesque, composed by harpsichordist and jazz pianist David Gordon, first performed at the Ryedale Festival with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet.

Currently reading History at University College London, she holds a postgraduate scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, and looks forward to starting in September 2017 under the tuition of Pamela Thorby and Anna Stegmann.

Charlotte is delighted to hold a Help Musicians UK postgraduate award. She also remains grateful to the support of the Walter Bergmann Fund, the Biddy Baxter and John Hosier Music Trust, the Society of Recorder Players, and the Young Classical Artists Trust.