Charlotte Forrest - Pianist
Highlights from last year for young pianist Charlotte Forrest include her Wigmore Hall debut, appearing with the ORR under Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Paris Salle Pleyel, and joining the visiting music staff at the National Opera Studio.
Born in Bristol she made her professional debut at St George’s Brandon Hill before gaining a scholarship to read music at the University of Edinburgh. She continued her musical training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Eugene Asti and Graham Johnson before joining the National Opera Studio as the Leonard Hancock Scholar. She continues to study privately with Charles Owen.
Winner of the Concordia Serena Nevill Prize, she made her Wigmore Hall debut with Laura Mitchell, with whom she has performed many times, under the auspices of the Countess of Munster Trust, at St David’s Hall, St Martin-in-the-fields, St James’ Piccadilly, St John’s Smith Square, the Bath Pump Rooms, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, LSO St Luke's, and at the Saffron Walden and Gower Festivals. She is also a 2013/14 Kirckman Concert Society Artist and will perform again at the Wigmore Hall with Elena Xanthoudaki. She is a regular pianist for Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir, and a visiting member of music staff at many of the UK’s leading opera companies including Opera North, ENO, Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera, Garsington Opera, Buxton Festival, Opera Holland Park and the Bregenz Festival.
She continues to perform abroad and around the UK with London Festival Opera and with new group Opera for a While, along with regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.