Charles Hazlewood


Charles Hazlewood has become renowned for hosting motivational and highly interactive presentations, the compelling conductor is one of the most revered and requested figures in the world that has the ability to uses music and passion to disrupt old paradigms and conjure a more creative and inclusive ‘new’. Incredibly in demand and held in the highest regard, Hazlewood is awo times TED speaker that is most certainly a British conductor that has achieved international acclaim.

Despite the fact he has conducted some of the greatest classical repertoire in history with some of the best orchestras in the world, Charles is so much more than a conductor, Hazelwood is a visionary with a mission to bring the ever modern joy of orchestral music to a new audience and in doing so, change lives and communities for the better. Dubbed, the British Bernstein by the New York Sun, Charles believes that music can overcome barriers of language, class and culture and has proved this over his career, Charles Hazlewood is available to hire for all manner of engagements through the Champions Speakers agency.

Charles is on a mission to make the world a better place through music. Charles founded the world’s first paraorchestra, which performed at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, and to the European Parliament and Barack Obama in 2014. The composer and founder of the world’s first orchestra of disabled musicians, who played alongside Coldplay at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics and continue to tour the world demonstrating the incredible creative talent of disabled people to new audiences all over the world.

Charlie occupies a unique position in British musical life. The combination of his outstanding musical talent and versatility as a conductor, and his passion for bringing classical music to the widest possible audience, has led to a significant profile as a conductor in the broadcast media, and on the world stage.

He occupies a central position on BBC Radio 3, with Discovering Music, where he deconstructs great orchestral music with the BBC orchestras and his own two orchestras. He also hosts Radio 2‘s The Charles Hazlewood Show, exploring his vast and catholic music tastes, in sessions recorded on his farm in Somerset. The show has won 3 Sony Awards.

Charles launched his own orchestral music festival at his farm near Glastonbury, Somerset in August 2009. In association with his friend and classic music enthusiast Deborah Meaden, Charles was determined to get great orchestral music out of the traditional confines of the concert hall and give local people an experience of a world class symphony orchestra.

A guest conductor that is held in the highest regard worldwide and that has excelled for years on stage, on television and on radio, drawing metaphors between a working orchestra and a typical business environment, and instigating audience participation, he demonstrates that once you have experienced making music with others, you have experienced what it is to trust, lead, risk, succeed and thrive in the face of adversity. Contact us today at the Champions Speakers agency for further information on how to book the imperious and extraordinarily talented Charles Hazlewood for your event.

To book Charles Hazlewood as the entertainment for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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“The whole event went really well. Charles was great and all the participants were really interested in everything he had to say!” – Simone, Simon-Kucher