Charlotte Kaiser

born in 1996, discovered the mandolin as an instrument for herself when she was five years old.

She had lessons with Viola Beck between 2003 and 2015. On many occasions Charlotte participated in the competition "Jugend musiziert" (Young Musicians, Germany) both as a soloist and with ensembles. At the federal level she received exclusively first prizes -, sometimes even achieving the highest possible score.

These achievements lead to support from the "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben" (German Foundation for Music) as well as to repeated invitations to perform at the "Vierländerkonzert" (Four Provinces Concert) of the NDR (Northern German Broadcasting Corporation). With the "Kaiser Quartet" she was awarded a special prize for the "best interpretation of a contemporary composition" at the WESPE-competition in Rostock, Germany.

Charlotte owes significant musical impulses to master courses with Avi Avital, Carlo Aonzo, Dietmar Wiesner, Stefan Meier, Steffen Trekel and Ulrich Beck.

Presently Charlotte continues her education at the HFM University of Music in Saarbrücken, Germany, where she has studied the mandolin with Juan Carlos Muñoz since 2015. In addition to her solo activities, the young mandolinist appears in varied chamber music ensembles and orchestras performing internationally. For example she appears with the Saar Youth Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra (conductor Stefan Jenzer) and with the Lower Saxony Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra (conductor Ulrich Beck); in the latter she has also been an instructor since 2017. Charlotte performed as concertmaster with the European Guitar and Mandolin Youth Orchestra (conductor Dominik Hackner) in 2016. In the same year she received the Coaching Scholarship endowed by Thomas-Kronenberger-Consulting.

During the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival 2017 Charlotte appeared in the mandolin orchestra conducted by Avi Avital. Not only did she perform as a soloist but also stood on stage on the first stand of a chosen ensemble together with Avital. During the 2018 Festival Charlotte appeared for a second time - now within the framework of the „Meisterschüler - Meister“-series with Avital.

Charlotte was awarded the second prize of the 2018 Yasuo Kuwahara Competition for Solo Mandolin within the framework of the International Music Competitions of Schweinfurt (Germany). Recently she received a Scholarship endowed by the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation.