BRITISH teenage violin sensation Chloë Hanslip will give a concert at Bellver Castle on August 17, part of the Summer Serenades organised by Juventudes Musicales. She will be accompanied at the piano by Roderick Chadwick.
Proceeds from the concert will go to Aspanob, the association of parents of children with cancer.
Chloë Hanslip was born in 1987 and has been playing the violin since the age of two.
When she was only five, she performed for Yehudi Menuhin and subsequently, at his invitation, she studied with Natasha Boyarskaya at the Menuhin School.
She began studying in Germany with Professor Zakhar Bron, the teacher of Maxim Vengerov and Vadim Repin, in 1995.
By the time she was four, she had performed solo at the Purcell Room in London and by ten, had played in major concert halls throughout Europe and North America, including the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Carnegie Hall in New York.
Chloë Hanslip has not only performed on stage and in the recording studio, she was featured in a television documentary with Igor Oistrakh and Professor Bron in 1997, the BBC documentary Can You Make a Genius in 2001 and she played a child prodigy violinist in the film Onegin which starred Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler.
Her debut album with the London Symphony Orchestra under Paul Mann was released in September 2001 and received the Echo Klassik Award in Germany for Best Young Artist. Her second CD was a recording of Bruch Concerti 1 and 3, with the London Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins. Chloë was named Young British Classical Performer 2003 at the Classical Brit Awards and was also nominated for Female Artist of the Year, alongside Renée Fleming and Magdalena Kozena.
She has received numerous awards for her playing, including first prize and four special prizes in the second international violin competition in Novosobirsk (Siberia), resulting in concerts in Russia, France and Japan. In 2000 she was awarded a Scholarship by the Sibelius Foundation, one of Norway's highest honours.
Since then, she has toured extensively, appearing with many of the leading orchestras in the world.
She plays a 1735 Guarneri del Gesu' violin, courtesy of Ealing Strings.
The Summer Serenades were started 34 years ago, and it is the oldest music festival in Palma. It opens on Tuesday, August 3, with a piano recital by Kirill Gerstein.
The second concert will be by the Vienna Berlin Ensemble, who are soloists with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.
The third concert is by Chloë Anslip with Roderick Chadwick and the fourth, on August 23, features Minorcan baritone Joan Pons and the City of Oviedo Symphony Orchestra.
Ticket prices range from 15 to 30 euros, depending on the concert.
Tickets are available from Casa Martí in Calle Reina Esclaramunda 3, and Tot Classic, in Costa de Sa Pols, 17, Palma.
All the concerts will be held in Bellver Castle and all start at 10pm.