Year 10 student strikes right note at 13th International Junior Music Competition in Japan

Congratulations to Charlie in Year 10 who won 4th prize in his age category (13-15 years old) with his  stunning performance at the 13th International Junior Music Competition in Japan this summer.

Charlie has been playing the violin since he was four years old, passing his Grade 8 violin exam with distinction at the age of 10 (when he was in Year 5). He has competed in many music festivals in London as well as competitions internationally. His highest achievement was First prize at the Premiere Cup (Open age category), North London Festival in 2018. That same year he was invited to perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in front of the Duchess of Kent at Windsor Castle.

After studying at the Primary Academy, he is now continuing as a scholar at the Junior Academy at the Royal Academy of Music.  Since March 2019, he has been studying under Lutsia Ibragimova, Professor of Royal College of Music and the Yuhudi Menuhin School, who has encouraged Charlie to re-learn his basic technique, and as a result Charlie was not allowed to perform or compete in public until February 2020. When the COVID-19 restrictions lift, he hopes to have more opportunities to  perform and participate in other competitions.

We greatly look forward to enjoying more performances like this one in Japan and wish him every success in future.

Author: carolineroberts

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