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Charlie Widdicombe

Development Manager

Charlie’s passion for music began with learning the piano aged 5, before becoming a chorister in York Minster. He started playing the trumpet aged 8 and was principal trumpet of Young Sinfonia at the Sage Gateshead. He moved to Manchester in 2015 to study music at the University of Manchester. Whilst there, he sang in the chamber choir and played in the University Big Band, for which he became Manager, before holding the role of President for Manchester University Music Society (MUMS). He founded FC Music and began the annual tradition of a charity football match between the University and the RNCM.


Charlie works for the Hallé Orchestra, working on projects including the Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition and the Workplace Choir Programme. In his spare time, Charlie is an amateur sports writer and plays the trumpet in several groups, including the England Football Supporters Band, MSC Big Band and 10 piece collective The Moods. He is a keen runner, footballer and tennis player.