“Charlie Siem brings a freshness into the world of classical music, with his contemporary look mixed with his mastering of the violin, the combination make for an exciting spectacle.”
– Fashion photographer Mario Testino
Charlie Siem is celebrated both as a talented young violinist as well as a defining icon in fashion. Upon hearing the performance of the late Yehudi Menuhin as a child, Siem began playing violin and later studied under the noted violinist Shlomo Mintz. Siem’s appearances in the Italian edition of Men’s Vogue (L’Uomo Vogue) and in Alfred Dunhill advertisements brings glamour and eclecticism to his music, where he gained critical acclaim as he toured with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in the United Kingdom in 2008. In 2010, he played at the Carnegie Hall in New York City and appeared with the Czech National Orchestra during its UK tour. In the same year, he signed and released an album under the Warner Classics and Jazz label and traveled across Europe playing 33 days with the Night of the Proms tour. Abroad, Siem also participated in celebrated music festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and the Spoleto Festival USA. The prestigious Czech Philharmonic and noted conductor Sir Roger Norrington has also produced concerts with him. He demonstrated that his music exceeds beyond the classical realm when he played at the Royal Albert Hall with Roger Daltrey, the lead singer from The Who, in March of 2011. His new album, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road, is to be released in 2011, when he is also scheduled to play in Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, the United States, and China.