Charles Mutter was born in 1970, in Sussex. He studied with Anthony Stevenson, Andrew Sherwood, Kenneth Piper, David Takeno and Simon Fischer.

After working in London with such ground-breaking groups as the Kreisler String Orchestra, the Smith Quartet and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Charles moved to Scotland. His work with the Edinburgh Quartet attracted much critical acclaim (notably a Gramophone “Editor’s Choice” for their recordings of Hans Gal) and from 2005 to 2014 he was artistic director of the Loch Shiel Spring Festival, featured regularly on Radio Scotland and BBC2’s The Culture Show.

Charles moved back to England in 2007 to take up the post of Associate Leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra. With them, he has performed solo works by Beethoven, Bruch, Dvorak, Jonny Greenwood, Nico Muhly, Vaughan Williams and many others. In 2016, Guy Barker wrote a concerto especially for him, and tonight is its UK premiere. Throughout the 2018/19 season Charles has been performing Lutoslawski’s “Chain 2” for Rambert Dance Company, and in May he
will be playing Brahms’ Double Concerto at the Brighton International Festival.

Charles plays on a copy of the “Lord Wilton” Guarnerius made for him in 2007 by the brilliant young German luthier, Stephan von Baehr.