2017 BSO Competition Winner
Charlotte Marckx, a 14-year-old violinist from Bellevue, has performed on NPR’s From the Top radio program and at their annual gala in Boston. She recently won the Washington State division of the Music Teacher’s National Association competition, and will be advancing to the next round this winter. Previous honors include being one of four finalists in the 2015 Johansen International Competition held in DC, and a winner of the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival. Charlotte was the grand prizewinner of the 2015 KING FM Young Artists Awards, and was presented by James Ehnes in a recital with the Seattle Chamber Music Society. She has soloed with several orchestras including the Seattle Philharmonia Northwest and Seattle Festival Orchestras. Most recently, Charlotte appeared alongside her cellist sister, Olivia, performing the Brahms “Double Concerto” with the Kirkland Civic Orchestra. Their duo, Sempre Sisters, performs a variety of genres, and was featured in the 2016 October issue of Strings Magazine. Charlotte began studying the violin with Jan Coleman at age 5 ½ and currently works with Simon James. In the summer, Charlotte attends the Aspen Music Festival, where she studies with Paul Kantor. She also works with studio pianist collaborators Hiro David and Dr. Li-Tan Hsu. Charlotte receives support through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation. Outside of music, Charlotte loves to write fanfiction and watch the Food Network.
Photo: Yuen Lui