In 2021 Charlotte was a prize winner in the inaugural Young Classical Artists Trust (London) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) 2021 International Auditions. Nominated as a 2022 Rising Star Artist by Classic FM, this season Charlotte makes her debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and CBSO Youth Orchestra. She returns to Wigmore Hall as soloist, and to the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival where, as leader of the Quatuor Confluence, they won 1st Prize in the Competition in 2021. In 2022 Champs Hill Records released her debut solo album Ostinata to critical acclaim, the Gramophone describing her as ‘an artist with something of her own to say’.
Over the last year Charlotte has given recitals and performed concertos across the UK including the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ryedale, Lake District Summer Music, Brighton and King’s Lynn Festivals. An avid chamber musician, recent highlights include appearances at Wigmore Hall, a BBC Prom with the dynamic 12 Ensemble, and a performance of the Franck Piano Quintet at the Gstaadt Festival with Alina Ibragimova, Lawrence Power, Sol Gabetta and Bertrand Chamayou.
She has taken part in Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove, the East Neuk, Santander Encuentro, Musethica, Stift and Evian Festivals, and is currently in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris with Quatuor Confluence. Charlotte enjoys playing a wide variety of repertoire, including more rarely heard solo concertos by Panufnik, Vasks and Joachim, the latter which she has performed, alongside Bernstein’s Serenade, with the Budapest Concerto Orchestra conducted by András Keller.
Born in France, Charlotte completed her Master’s at the Royal College of Music (London) with Alina Ibragimova, having previously studied in Montpellier, and with Natasha Boyarsky at the Yehudi Menuhin School. She has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned teachers including Ana Chumachenco, Zakhar Bron, Pavel Vernikov, Maxim Vengerov, and András Keller.
Charlotte is currently playing on a Giovanni Battista Rogeri, kindly loaned to her by the Swiss foundation Boubo-Music.
Hailed an “exceptionally gifted artist” by the South Florida Classical Review, pianist Evren Ozel performs frequently throughout the United States as an up-and-coming soloist and chamber musician.
Ozel’s playing has earned him success in several major piano competitions, such as the Dublin Competition, the Cooper Competition, and the US National Chopin Competition, the last of which secured him a spot in the biggest piano competition in the world: the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, where he participated in October 2021 and advanced to the quarter-final stage.
As a chamber musician, he has performed at Marlboro Music Festival (with artists like Jonathan Biss and Joseph Lin) and ChamberFest Cleveland (with Franklin Cohen and Peter Wiley), and performed twice with the Jupiter Chamber Players in NYC who specialize in non-standard repertoire.
Performance venues include apartments in Boston via Groupmuse as well as places like Boston’s Symphony Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Ozel is currently in the Master of Music program at New England Conservatory, where he has been a student of Wha Kyung Byun since 2014. He is represented by Concert Artists Guild as an Ambassador Prize winner of their 2021 Victor Elmaleh Competition.