Born in Jersey in 1983, Charlie Mauleverer studied composition at Winchester College and Oxford University before winning a scholarship to study for a masters at the Royal College of Music in London, where his teachers included Jo Horovitz, Alison Kay and Ken Hesketh.. In 2016, Charles completed his First Symphony 'One Home: An Environmental Symphony' and in 2017-2018 will be working on a Second Symphony about the Great War, commissioned by ArtHouse Jersey.   Charlie now lives and works in Oxford. John Wilson, the BBC Singers, Adrian Brendel, members of EXAUDI, Craig Ogden, the Babelsberg Film Orchestra and the Prague Symphonic Ensemble have all performed and/or recorded his music at studios and venues ranging from Abbey Road Studios, the National Portrait Gallery, Maida Vale, King's Place, Air Studios, Winchester Cathedral to Smecky Studios in Prague, with broadcasts on Classic FM and the BBC. Films, documentaries and adverts featuring his music have been shown at festivals around the world from Jersey Shore to Cannes. More recently, Charles has been assistant to Max Richter on a large number of film, TV and concert works

 

"I feel enormously privileged to have been given this life-changingly fantastic opportunity to write my Second Symphony. The piece was commissioned by ArtHouse Jersey on behalf of the States of Jersey to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Written in memory of those who fought, suffered and died in and away from Jersey during the First World War, the Second Symphony will be a profound meditation on and artistic response to the pain endured by the thousands of islanders - civilian and military - whose lives were irrevocably altered or lost in the Great War.

 

Over the past year and moving forward over the next 12 months, this grant has been and will remain absolutely indispensable for the completion of a project on this scale. I have been researching the Great War and Jersey's role a century ago both at home and abroad, meeting with historians and visiting numerous museums, cemeteries and monuments across the UK, Jersey, France and Belgium, in many of which Jerseymen fought and died. In the words of Bailiff Vernon in 1916, many believed they were fighting 'for those great ideas of civilisation which to our way of thinking make life worth living.' I fully intend to honour the memory of these islanders to the best of my ability in this piece, which will result in a world premiere as part of an Armistice Centenary concert of commemoration in Jersey in November 2018."

 

We will soon be making announcements about the development of the symphony, and opportunities to attend a memorial concert, on our opportunities section of the website.

 

Further information about Charlie and recordings of his work can be found at:

www.charlesmauleverer.com