Biography of Mutter Charles:
Prior to his appointment as Associate Leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra in 2007, Charles Mutter led the Edinburgh Quartet for four years and was a member of the Smith Quartet for ten. His work with both groups attracted numerous awards and much critical acclaim. Since 2007, he has made numerous appearances as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra and other orchestras, and is also much in demand as a guest leader, notably with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Charles is also artistic director of the Loch Shiel Spring Festival in the Scottish Highlands and maintains his interest in chamber music with the Florin Ensemble. He plays a violin made for him in 2007 by the young German luthier Stephan von Baehr.