Charlotte Miles – Episode 6
Charlotte Miles – Episode 6

December 13th, 2020


Charlotte Miles: Episode 6

The 2019 3MBS Young Performer of the Year, and the older sister of last week’s guest, Charlotte Miles earned her LMUS at 12 years old, came second in The Talent 3MBS at 14, and now 17 years old, she’s the youngest ever student to be admitted to the Australian National Academy of Music. She has toured overseas with the Australian Youth Orchestra, placed in national and international music performance competitions, and is already demonstrating the kind of mature and developed technique of a musician twice her age. In this episode of Musicmakers, Teddy Darling and Charlotte Miles discuss her experiences at ANAM, cello technique, and her thoughts on live music and concert performance.

Join Charlotte and Teddy live for the musical sequel to this interview with a full-length feature broadcast of Charlotte’s music on Melbourne in Concert at 6pm Sunday 20 December, only on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.

Coming up next on the podcast, Teddy Darling is joined by the Australian cellist and composer Luke Severn to chat about his queer recording project, Humanation, as well as the importance of collaboration and friendships in his practice as a concert and ensemble performer.

Charlotte’s music recommendations: Symphony No. 6 and Symphony No. 4 by Gustav Mahler; Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss; Cantilena Pacifica (5th movement of String Quartet No.2) by Richard Neale; Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel.

Tune in to the feature broadcast with Charlotte Miles at 103.5FM, on digital or stream it live at

Or listen to it on-demand after it airs at

Follow Charlotte’s musical journey on Instagram at @charlottemilescello.

Credits: This episode was written, hosted and produced by Teddy Darling with support from Adrian McEniery, Frank Prain, Stewart McMillan and other staff members from 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.

This episode features the following music with the permission of the artists:

Sonata for Violin and Cello by Dimitri Shostakovich, performed by Louisa Breen (piano) and Charlotte Miles (cello) live at ANAM 2019 Recitals.

Variations on a Theme by Paganini by Hans Bottermund/Janos Starker, performed by Charlotte Miles.

3 Pieces for Cello and Piano by Nadia Boulanger, performed by Charlotte Miles.

The Musicmakers theme music is ‘Bahama Rhumba’ from ‘Latin American Dances’ by John Carmichael, performed live on Melbourne in Concert by Justin Kenealy and CoadyGreen at 3MBS on 28 July 2019 in the Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio.