English violinist Charlie Siem strikes a pose in Vogue

25 year-old English violinst Charlie Siem is in the latest edition of . “Handsome almost to the point of absurdity” is written in the first paragraph, and coming from that’s not a bad compliment. He also plays the violin quite well, and that distinguished font of musical criticism, Classic FM called him “one of the most exciting young violin talents around”.

The Times reveiwing his 2008 Elgar recording said, “Charlie Siem unusual is his emotional control – so firm, and so British, that it bites into the power of his otherwise fluent account of Elgar’s Violin Sonata”.

His third album, with the , is out at the end of September with concertos by Henryk Wieniawski and Max Bruch and a piece by Ole Bull.

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