Charlie Sheppard-Vine is a master’s graduate student from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studied with Yann Ghiro (Principal, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), John Cushing (former principal, Royal Scottish National Orchestra) and Eb clarinet with Josef Pacewicz (RSNO). Previously, Charlie achieved a 2.1 Bachelor of Music Hons degree at the University of Birmingham. Whilst there, she studied clarinet with Edward Watson who was for many years principal clarinettist at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford.
As an orchestral musician, Charlie is a member of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (based in London), and has played with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and Camerata (NYOS' showcase pre-professional chamber ensemble). Charlie also successfully audition for a professional apprenticeship scheme with Scottish Opera rehearsing and performing with them in their Choral Concert at Glasgow's City Halls in 2013.
In 2011, she entered and won the University of Birmingham Concerto competition resulting in a performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto under a professional conductor.
Charlie is a keen chamber musician, especially as part of Sirocco Winds. With them she has performed in a wide variety of venues, chiefly in Scotland, for ‘Live Music Now’ and ‘Classical Musician’s Scotland’.
Charlie is a friendly and enthusiastic teacher. She has delivered numerous workshops in schools teaching about wind music, and currently teaches at the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton.