Resume of her career
The Dutch concert
violinist Charlotte Bon has managed to secure a unique position
in the Netherlands. Using her innovative potentials, she has followed
various musical courses throughout her all-round career.
She is the youngest scion of a classical music family. Already at an
early age her natural talent for the violin and her passion for music
drew the attention of many people, both from inside and outside the
established music scene.
After a thorough education she has been invited as a soloist by various
famous orchestras and ensembles.
She has travelled all-over Europe as a violin-piano duo.
In the modern-classical music world she made her name in a number of
huge theatre productions.
She has toured in the Netherlands with her Strauss orchestra Wiener
Versatility is her trademark.
As a seven-year-old
Charlotte received already her first violin lessons.
When she was 21 years old she obtained her soloist certificate at the Conservatory
of Amsterdam. She finished her music education under the supervision
of Herman Krebbers, who was at that time the concertmaster of the Koninklijk
In Paris she took private lessons with the French violin educationist Joseph
She has taken master classes with distinguished violin soloists in
France, Italy and Switzerland.
Bon plays a very special instrument, viz. a violin built in 1825 by the
famous French manufacturer Jean-Baptiste
This violin builder has achieved a worldwide reputation through his
construction of really sublime copies of the instruments that were made
in Italy around 1700 by the supreme Antonio Stradivari.
She is also in the possession of the first 5-string midi violin in the
world, the Zeta Midi violin.
Of this violin only a very few examples exist worldwide.
This violin owes its exclusivity to the fact that it can be connected to
a keyboard enabling the reproduction of unique sounds.
In 1976 she was awarded the
Zilveren Vrienden Krans (Silver Friends Corona) of the Foundation of
Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Koninklijk Concertgebouw
Orkest in Amsterdam. This is an honourable distinction in the
people on their way to the concert stage
She held the solo violin in the
television programme Jonge mensen op weg naar het concertpodium (Young
people on their way to the concert stage) with the Omroeporkest in the
violin concerto in G by Haydn.
During more than ten years she
has formed a violin-piano duo with various renown piano players, a.o.
with the master pianist Ronald Brautigam.
soloist with the
Charlotte Bon has performed as the
solo violin with the Residentie Orkest in the well-known romantic
violin concerto by Max Bruch opus 44.
For several years Charlotte Bon has
travelled extensively all-over Europe, the Americas and Canada with the
internationally renown chamber orchestra The Masterplayers; in
this setting she performed a.o. in the concerto for two violins by
Bon has held the principal violin in her famous salon orchestra Fantastique.
The ensemble had performed extensively in the Netherlands, Germany and
During two seasons she has
presented a sparkling show with her own orchestra Wiener Melange.
These productions highlighting popular-classical music could be enjoyed
in all major theatres in the Netherlands.
Ensemble Charlotte Bon
the years 2000 and 2001 Charlotte and her Ensemble Charlotte Bon visited
many big theatres in a show for youngsters with the composition Eriks
wonderbaarlijke reis (Eric’s miraculous journey), featuring the
popular actor and narrator Edwin Rutten.
2002 Charlotte Bon organised a series of concerts in various churches in
the Netherlands where a unique connection was forged between renown
textile artists, a.o. Leonie Sazias, and the Ensemble
Charlotte Bon in
compositions by Cage, Stockhausen, Kreisler, Ravel and Fauré.
In 2005 she was the main guest in
the jubilee show of the well-known Dutch cabaretier Paul Haenen
Charlotte Bon private
Bon lives in Hilversum. She has two daughters who are 15 and 26 years
finds great satisfaction in her two hobbies: fashion and the art of
A selection from
specific elements forming the personality of Charlotte Bon:
musical – creative – passionate – ambitious – adventurous
– sensual – engaging.
Charlotte’s sources of inspiration are her musical family, Herman
Krebbers and the
world famous violinists David Oistrach, Nathan Milstein and
Her favourite ‘classical’ composers are Beethoven, Brahms,
Tsjaikowski, Debussy and Ravel. Jazz is also a great passion of hers
with Theolonius Monk, Miles Davis, Weather Report,
Jaco Pastorius, Candy Dulfer, Michael Bublé and Matt Dusk as some of
considers Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand as her
shining examples in the world of the entertainment music.
Charlotte Bon music producer
As a music producer
and sound editor Charlotte Bon will launch about ten sound recording
media over the next five years.
The source of inspiration for this unique CD production is formed by the
highly romantic film music of world standard, like the probing music of Star
Wars, Jurrasic Park and Harry Potter.
Completely in this tradition Charlotte Bon allows a surprising revival
of the classical symphony orchestra in combination with an innovating
21st century sound.
Charlotte is fully convinced to have found and established a new trend
in orchestral music
on an international level.
The music is intended for a modern mainstream, but demanding audience.
It is in all respects
easily accessible, sparkling,
fascinating and, above all, impassioned.
The music on
every CD will be arranged around a special theme, but always with:
same familiar sound
same superb quality
same musical elegance
always under the same name and trademark:
Charlotte Bon Music