Charlie Siem & Omega Ensemble Tour14.02.2017
For the first time ever, internationally renowned violin virtuoso Charlie Siem will perform in Australia with the Sydney-based Omega Ensemble, showcasing a classical music recital in uniquely Australian settings.
Siem is one of the world’s most promising young musicians. Born in London, he studied the violin at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky, and later with Shlomo Mintz, whilst attending Eton College and Cambridge University. At only 30 years of age, he became the youngest Professor of Music in the UK (Leeds College of Music). He plays the 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin.
The classically-trained musician also works with many of the world’s finest orchestras (The Royal, the Moscow and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras; the Czech and the Oslo National Symphony Orchestras) and conductors (including Charles Dutoit, Edward Gardner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Roger Norrington, Libor Pesěk and Yuri Simonov) and performed for the Queen of Denmark.
Often credited with bridging the worlds of classical music, pop culture and style, Siem has performed onstage with stars like The Who, Bryan Adams and Jamie Cullen, while winning a unique fan base including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Karl Lagerfeld. His dapper, elegant style and on-stage performances has caught the attention of the fashion world. Siem most recently was photographed by Lagerfeld for Dior’s 2015/16 fall ad campaign. He has also served as a style ambassador for Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani and Dunhill. In 2014 Vanity Fair named him one of the world’s best dressed musicians. Siem also was featured in the Little Black Jacket coffee table book by Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfed, formerly of French Vogue.
Inaugural Australian Tour 2017 – Regional NSW Dates
Sat 25 March, 8pm Albury, NSW
Albury Entertainment Centre, 525 Swift Street
Bookings: alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au / 02 6043 5610
Sat 1 April, 7pm Orange, NSW
Borrodell Vineyard, 298 Lake Canobolas Road
Bookings: premier.ticketek.com.au / 02 6365 3452
Composer Ian Munro will be making a live appearance on Saturday 1 April at Borrodell Vineyard to discuss his composition Songs of the Bush before the live audience.
Local school students of Orange, Newcastle and Sydney will participate in a
private workshop conducted by Charlie, followed by a pre-concert performance
on stage before the main concert by Charlie and the Ensemble.