Charlotte Scott


Charlotte Scott Violin Player is a chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster. As a soloist and chamber player she regularly performs in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Purcell Room, Sheldonian Theatre and Festival Hall, and is invited as part of summer festivals including the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, York Chamber Festival and Zermatt Festival. 

She is a guest concertmaster for orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Nederlands Chamber Orchestra, Royal National Scottish Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, for which she has taken part in many live broadcasts and concerts at the BBC Proms.

From 2013-2017 Charlotte was the first violinist of the Badke Quartet, performing internationally as well as regularly for BBC Radio 3. She also recorded numerous discs for Champs Hill with the Badke Quartet. She is currently the first violinist of the Oculi ensemble, a group which was created as the next iteration of the former Badke Quartet. The Oculi Ensemble is made up of a circle of musicians around the string quartet, and forms a larger, flexible ensemble The Oculi formed in 2017, and have since performed at LSO St Luke and Concertgebouw, among other venues. They are eagerly awaiting the release of their Metamorphosen disc of Strauss chamber works.

Charlotte was first violinist and a founder member of the Piatti Quartet from 2006-2013, which won a number of prizes and in 2012 was nominated for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Award. The quartet studied under Gunter Pichler for two years at the Escuala de Musica Reina Sofia. The quartet also maintained an international concert schedule: venues included Wigmore Hall (live on BBC Radio 3), Purcell Room, Madrid’s National Auditorium of Music and the Vienna Konzerthaus. Their discography includes recordings for LINN Records, Classical Label and Champs Hill.

Charlotte holds a range of awards and prizes including the Croydon Concerto Competition (first prize), Rosalie Inskip Award, Jerwood Foundation Award, MBF Award, Martin Musical Scholarship and the Making Music Award.

 She grew up in England where she studied with Mateja Marinković at Wells Cathedral School, and then later at the Royal Academy of Music, where she won the Franstein Violin Prize. Charlotte went on to study in Boston at the New England Conservatory with Eric Rosenblith, James Buswell and Donald Weilerstein. Charlotte was awarded a scholarship to attend IMS Prussia Cove for three years, where she performed in concerts and masterclasses with Ida Haendl, Ferenc Rados and Valeria Szervánszky. Other masterclasses include those given by Mauricio Fuks, Thomas Brandis, Sylvia Rosenberg, Zvi Zeitlin, Tibor Varga, Alexander Pavlovic.

Charlotte gives performance classes at the Royal Academy of Music and masterclasses at Oxford University and has a great interest in performance practice and mental health from a variety of different approaches. She lives in Sussex with her two young children, Alfie and Isabella and husband Jon.

Charlotte plays on a violin by Antonio Stradivarius, 1685 “Gagliano”.


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