Charles Tyler has enjoyed a varied career as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer in concert venues around the world. He was named winner of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Concerto Competition, top prizewinner of the Osaka International Music Competition, and winner of the Atwater Kent Strings Competition. Charles served as co-principal cello of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan for three seasons where he also appeared in numerous chamber music and solo recital concerts. In past summers he has participated in the Tanglewood Music Center, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, and was principal cellist of the National Repertory Orchestra. Charles also performs as a member of the Arizona MusicFest Orchestra each winter in Scottsdale, AZ.
Charles currently resides in Los Angeles where he maintains an active performing career. He has performed on the Jacaranda and Dilijan Chamber music series, the Hear Now Music Festival and has collaborated with the Salastina Music Society. Charles also frequently performs in various orchestras around Southern California including the LA Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and many more. In addition to classical performances, Charles can also be heard on numerous scores for film and television.
His principal teachers and mentors include Richard Aaron, Tanya Carey, Joel Krosnick, Antonio Lysy and Michel Strauss. He has received degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School and participated in an exchange with the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Charles also received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He is a dedicated pedagogue who has served as the teaching assistant in chamber music and cello at UCLA and currently maintains a private teaching studio in Los Angeles.