Charles Searson

Regular contributor to: BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, Eurozine

Other information: As a journalist I have worked for 30 years on UK publications and websites including ten years as an Italian correspondent for the international classical music magazine Gramophone.

My journalism experience is in news and features, interviews and reviews. Over the course of my career I have had the privilege of meeting and interviewing many famous classical musicians, including Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Nigel Kennedy, Daniel Barenboim, Luciano Pavarotti and Sir Georg Solti.

As a translator, published work includes the book Chasing the Dragon by Alessandro Scotti, a limited edition numbered photographic project with a preface by the author of Gomorrah, Roberto Saviano (Milan, ISBN Edizioni, 2013). I have also provided subtitles for a film of Rossini's opera Sigismondo produced by Unitel Classica and the Rossini Opera Festival, as well as subtitling documentaries about the making of opera productions. For Decca records I have written sleeve notes for the new recording of Bellini's Norma with Cecilia Bartoli, interviewing the editors of a new critical edition of the score in Italian. Other music translations include an interview with pianist Andrea Bacchetti for his DVD recording of J S Bach's Goldberg Variations. The article is by Sandro Cappelletto, music critic of the Italian daily La Stampa: I have done many translations for international architect Antonino Cardillo as well as editing his articles for publication:

I have also worked as a copywriter, sub-editor, proofreader and copy editor of technical books. I have worked for The Daily Telegraph, BBC Radio 4, BBC magazines, Classic FM, Virgin, IPC magazines, Haymarket, The National Gallery, London, and many others.

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Links to my work:

Milan gala heralds twin bicentenaries at La Scala, Gramophone

Curtain rises on Carmen at La Scala, Gramophone

Naples opera house reopens after spectacular renovation, Gramophone

Bulgarian soprano and Romanian tenor in triumph in Operalia, Gramophone

Italian opera houses strike following government cuts, Gramophone

Telephone: 0044 7401 806613


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