Charles Tyler is a rising cellist who has performed live on radio stations in Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles and in concert venues around the world. He was named the winner of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Concerto Competition, was the top prizewinner of the Osaka International Music Competition, and was the winner of the Atwater Kent Strings Competition. Charles served as a Vorspieler member of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan for three seasons where he also performed in numerous chamber music and solo recital concerts. He has participated in the Tanglewood Music Center (where he was awarded the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award), Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, and was principal cellist of the National Repertory Orchestra. He also performs as a member of the Arizona MusicFest Orchestra each winter in Scottsdale, AZ.
Charles has participated in a wide variety of performances ranging from early music to the music of today. He performed on baroque cello in collaboration with William Christie as part of the Les Arts Florissants residency at The Juilliard School, as well as multimedia quartet performances in Heather Shaw’s “Evolution of Technology” in downtown Los Angeles. Charles has performed solo and chamber works on the Jacaranda and Dilijan Chamber Music Series as well as the Hear Now Music Festival. His principal teachers 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 is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.