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Charlotte’s journey in performance started with dance, pre-primary aged 3, one lesson each week with the British Ballet Organisation in both ballet and tap. She was a bit of a drama queen so aged six her parents enrolled her in a Saturday morning Stagecoach theatre school where she acted, danced and sang in groups of three stages over ten years with many musical theatre chorus and principal roles during that time. At about the age of ten she started 30 minute piano lessons at school, it was the first time she read music; she also started IDTA Ballroom and Latin dancing together with all her family. She met singing teacher Jayne Wilson GRNCM at Knutsford High School who introduced her to classical music and opera.  At 16, she commenced specialised musical training at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music passing her ABRSM Grade 8 voice with distinction and Grade 5 piano, also passing Grade 5 Music Theory with distinction. A level success followed in Mathematics; Contemporary  Dance; Drama; Music and Music Theatre.

Charlotte studied a four year BMus Music Performance degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), graduating in 2016 with Honours of the First Class. During this time she sang in numerous prestigious venues with the RCS chamber choir and Les Sirenes female chamber choir for three years for a full list of works please request Charlotte’s current cv by e-mail. She took part in several fully staged operas: La Rondine; Simon Boccanegra; Sir John in Love (Dance Captain); and Dido and Aeneas (First Witch) and several opera scenes.  Charlotte represented the RCS in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary competition in Blackburn and was awarded the audience prize having won a coveted place in the final; she went on to win 3rd prize in the Hugh S Roberton Scot Song Competition 2013. In May 2014 she was Highly Commended in the Jean Highgate scholarship competition.

Charlotte formed a lieder partnership with concert pianist George Todica. George accompanied Charlotte in the 2015 Llangollen International Eisteddfod where she was awarded a 3rd place in the ‘Voice of the Future’ category at the age of 20. They won a prestigious invitation to the 2015 International Workshop on the songs of Edvard Grieg in Norway culminating in a final performance of songs from Haugtussa, and they performed songs from this cycle at the Leeds Lieder Masterclass Fringe Concert in 2016.

Other soprano opera roles have included: Eve in Jonathan Dove’s ‘The Walk from the Garden’.  Jane in scenes from ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’ at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Jessie Junior in ‘The Little White Town of Never Weary’ Scottish Tour 2016: also learning the role of Serpina in ‘La Serva Padrona’ for Scottish Opera Connect and Education.  Zerlina in ‘Don Giovanni’; La Zia and cover for Kate Pinkerton in ‘Madama Butterfly’ for Opera Britain. Novice in ‘Suor Angelica’, 2nd Knabe ‘Die Zauberflรถte’, and Gretel in ‘Hansel and Gretel’ with the MAI Opera Company in Italy 2015.  Most recently, August 2016, performing  Frasquita in ‘Carmen’ with the Berlin Opera Academy, Germany.

In September 2016, Charlotte commences a Masters program at the Royal College of Music, London for two years. She is looking forward to the next stage in her musical adventure.

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  1. Charlotte you should be proud of your achievements and I have made some suggestions to your email. Keep up the good work xxx

    1. Thanks Katia, sorry for the delay getting back to you this term has been hectic and I missed your lovely message. Hope your blogging is going well.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  2. Latin dancing? Isn’t that quite challenging? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for sharing and following ThorNews. Maybe you have Scandinavian ancestors?

    Thor

    1. Yes but I love Salsa, cha cha cha, rhumba and the samba. I miss going every Sunday ;). I teach my friends to Salsa so they can come dancing occasionally ๐Ÿ˜‰

      How exciting Viking blood, maybe? Difficult to trace back ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m pale enough lol

    1. Thank you for the nomination, now term is over, I’ve just got one more week to round everything off, then I should have more time to catch up on all my neglected awards.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  3. Heya thank you for checking out my blog, I appreciate the follow! It must have taken so much dedication and hard work to achieve all you have, I’m inspired after reading your bio ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to do ballet too and went through the grades, from Primary to Advanced level – it’s a beautiful form of dance. Looking forward to reading more of your posts ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  4. Hi Charlotte. Thank you following my blog. It was so nice of you. Looking forward to reading your entries here. I already have a general feel of your passion. It would definitely be very inspiring to read on the details. ๐Ÿ™‚ Regards.

  5. Thanks for the follow. Here is a suggestion for your resume that you asked for in your introduction:
    This is the biography that I used for my Artist Signal page in February 2014, if anybody would like to make suggestions on how I could improve it then please leave me a comment. I probably need two different biographies and I would love to have one that feels a little warmer and more personal and a second that can be used in more professional situations like audition applications. What do you think?

    To go from the clinical to the warmer personal feel, use the first person narrative rather than the 3rd person. Example:

    By the time I was a young girl of eleven I was privileged to sing at my high school with Jayne Wilson, who after two years at the junior RNCM in Manchester, passed her ABRSM grade 8 vocal with distinction and a grade 5 piano with merit. I fell in love with her beautiful arias and wanted to join in on the stage of opera and classical music.

    Also watch for such errors as quoted below. I find the use of Microsoft Word extremely beneficial in such matters.

    If you would like any further help from me feel free to contact me via e-mail โ€“ John@JohnSleeperBooks.com.

    I wish you all the best. โ€“ John

    Charlotte discovered her love of opera and classical music at the age of eleven when she started singing with Jayne Wilson GRNCM at High School. Coming from a “none” musical family the power and emotion of these beautiful arias attracted her like a moth to a flame. After two years at the Junior RNCM in Manchester she passed her ABRSM grade 8 vocal with distinction and grade 5 piano with Merit.

  6. Hello, and it’s an honor to have someone so talented and inspiring follow my blog. Much luck and prayers to you for a bright and successful future. Beautiful voice, too. My mother adores Opera and she listened tearfully to your singing.

  7. Love the look of your blog and what you do. I can’t sing at all so thank goodness there are folks like you who make up for my lack of vocal goodness…

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  9. Thank You for add me as friend! Really I have touched the music many in the past…You see I love the music, but I too had activity in few sports as You. So, my life is connected with the aviation years ago…. I mean You have all data to reach world pics in the Opera and the Operetta! Wishing to You all come true!

  10. Thank you for following my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland? I was thinking of coming there for a summer school, but it didn’t work out. Maybe next year!

    1. That was such a fun thing to do, Gill has promised to show me how to make other flowers so I’m looking forward to that. The card was for a special lady and she loved it so that was even better.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Hi Carl, thanks for the lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚ I making people smile is a great thing to be able to do. I am lucky to be able to do what I love so smiling comes easy to me.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  11. Thank you so much for following my blog – it’s not quite where I want it to be, but I am so glad that you’ll be around for the adventure!

    You are SO talented — I am about to take my first salsa lesson ๐Ÿ™‚

    I look forward to watching your future performances!

    Best,

    Tori

    1. Life is an adventure and this is a great way to share experiences ๐Ÿ™‚ I love to dance and I bet that you will find salsa loads of fun. Thanks for dropping by Tori.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  12. Hello Charlotte! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following. I am returning the favor and am now following you too. I look forward to reading more from you. Have a great evening! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Andy I’ve just read your post about time constraints and I know exactly how you feel, it is important to keep your blog alive because it’s the comments that expand your posts and helps you to grow but having restricted time to visit your blog chums isn’t a great feeling.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      1. That’s the thing, I want to publish more but due to my hectic busy schedule I wouldn’t be able to read everyone else’s posts and I’d feel selfish for doing that ๐Ÿ™

  13. Charlotte, thank you for following my photo site. I thought you looked familiar, I saw your website some time ago. Glad your career is going well. Be well!

  14. Thank you for following my blog, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to contact you but my recent life has been more than a little hectic. I love your blog and how upbeat and interesting you are (that shaving foam/dye tip makes for some beautiful prints). I hope everything goes well in Scotland with this upcoming vote but, regardless, I get the feeling you’ll make the most of it because you are clearly an amazing person.

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