Scottish opera soprano CharLi will perform at GLC's Schools Trust concert in Glasgow on Friday 30 July 2010 at 7.30pm, along with cellist Jacob Shaw, and violinist, Suyeon Kang. Although only 15 years old, CharLi is already recognised as an exciting new talent in the world of opera. She first appeared with Scottish Opera in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel at just nine years old and during the last five years, she has been totally consumed by opera which now affects every aspect of her life.
CharLi is a serious musician who left school at eleven years old after becoming the youngest person ever to pass a Scottish Higher Music Exam at Grade 'A', whilst still attending primary school. A bespoke education package was then designed with the help of GLC's Education Law Unit to provide CharLi with the opportunity to develop her passion for music and achieve her full potential. She is extremely proud of her Scottish roots and is a prominent vocal ambassador for Scotland and all things good.
Since commencing her studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2008, CharLi has made remarkable progress, being able to further explore her musicality whilst developing good solid technique under the careful direction of the wonderful Mezzo Soprano, Kathleen McKellar-Ferguson.
CharLi is much in demand and performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe. Since 2006 she has performed in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Inverness, York and several times in her second home Vienna. In 2010, she will perform in Warsaw, Vienna, Bulgaria, Singapore, Cairo and Alexandria Egypt. She also studies piano with Clare Sutherland at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and plays violin for the RSAMD orchestra. In March 2010 CharLi won a prestigious Scottish prize, when she was awarded the "Glasgow Grand Opera Society Trophy" by Helen Lawson.
A draft programme for the concert is available here (opens as PDF). To buy or reserve tickets, or for further information, please contact GLC on 0141 440 2503 or e-mail m @govanlc.com; or fax us on 0141 445 3934. Please note that 100% of the ticket price will go to help school children in Glasgow Govan; everyone involved in this event is kindly donating their time without charge to support our trust fund.