Charlotte Barbour-Condini performs Vivaldi with the Royal Northern Sinfonia - 13th May 2012

Charlotte Barbour-Condini (b. 1996, London), was the first recorder player to win the woodwind category and reach the concerto final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2012. She has since appeared as a soloist in venues including Cadogan Hall and St Martin in the Fields, as well as performing at Shakespeare's Globe and on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and Early Music Show.

Recitals have taken Charlotte to festivals across the UK, including the Swaledale, Spitalfields and Greenwich International Early Music Festival. She has also been invited as a concerto soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, London Octave, and London Chamber Orchestra. Charlotte is a founding member of the period instrument ensemble 21st Century Baroque, which combines performances of early music with works newly composed by its group members. With them she has premiered three recorder concertos, most recently 'Romanesque' for recorder, strings, percussion and harpsichord, composed by harpsichordist and jazz pianist David Gordon, and first performed at the Ryedale Festival with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet.


21st Century Baroque - Swaledale Festival 2013 

Reading History at University College London from 2014 to 2017, and graduating with first-class honours, Charlotte holds a postgraduate scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. She starts her postgraduate studies in September 2017 under the tuition of Anna Stegmann and Pamela Thorby.

Charlotte would like to thank Help Musicians UK and the Biddy Baxter and John Hosier Music Trust for their support towards her postgraduate studies. She also remains grateful for the support of the Young Classical Artists Trust, the Walter Bergmann Fund, the Society of Recorder Players, and Clive and Adam Summerhayes.

   ©John Illingworth 


"Talk about a natural musician: Charlotte has everything - charisma, confidence, tremendous musicality, the bearing and spirit of a mature artist."  Jessica Duchen 

"..... recorder virtuosi are rarities - and nobody else has this talented girl's sunny charisma. One to watch."  Michael Church / The Independent 

"In the Recorder Concerto of Giuseppe Sammartini, Charlotte Barbour-Condini rose to the work's vigorous, lyrical and virtuosic writing. She produced beautiful tones that enraptured with birdsong sounds." Kevin Rogers / The Classical Source 

"..... her engaging stage persona and extraordinary musical ability shining through. The highlights were Philidor's Sonata in D minor (the gently lilting bon gout mood captured beautifully) and Bach's Sonata in G minor (BWV 1020) ..... An amazing and talented young woman, and a concert of pure joy.Andrew Benson-Wilson / Early Music Revie

"captivated with an ethereal sound" Juliette Bausor - Woodwind Adjudicator, Category Final (BBC Young Musician 2012)