On Tuesday 5th February 2019, world-renowned violinist Charlie Siem will be taking to the stage at London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall for a one-off concert in aid of The International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), TUCCA and The Children at Risk Foundation (CARF-UK).
Charlie Siem’s February performance is part of the hugely successful TUCCA Music For Cure Project, an international programme of classical music events organised by TUCCA that is now for the first time coming to the UK and teaming up with INCTR and CARF-UK for a one-off special concert.
You’re performing a one-off concert at Cadogan Hall, tell us why you wanted to do this?
The Cadogan Hall is such a beautiful venue and it’s in the neighbourhood I grew up in so I’m really looking forward to returning. This concert is also in aid of three great charities The International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), TUCCA and The Children at Risk Foundation (CARF-UK).
Why were you so keen to support these charities?
I met TUCCA founder Dr Epelman in Sao Paolo and saw the work he has been doing and was so touched and impressed that I wanted to be able help in any way I could.
This isn’t your first time supporting charities, why is it so important to you to give something back?
As a musician one is offered the opportunity to work with many great charities and it adds a lovely dimension to the concert, this concert is an important one to me since I am particularly close to the charity involved.
What first inspired you to become a violinist?
Hearing the kind of music that you could play on the instrument – I wanted to be able to express myself in sound and the expressive qualities of the violin had an immediate impact on me.
You’ve also worked within the fashion industry, how did that come about?
By chance really – I was recruited for a few campaigns by people who came to my concerts and it seemed like a fun avenue to go down especially as it allowed me to reach a wider audience.
What can audiences at your Cadogan Hall concert expect?
We will play a diverse program ranging from Bach to Debussy and some virtuoso fireworks also!