Meet the Musicians Cello
Orchestra member since 1992
Hometown: Sherbrooke City, Quebec, Canada
Education: The Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, The Cleveland Institute of Music
Studied with: Michael Kilburn and Stephen Geber
Instrument: Charles isn’t sure what instrument he plays on, but it sounds good!
In addition to playing the cello, teaching, and his performances with The Cleveland Orchestra, Charles, a native French speaker, adds a pinch of piano and a dash of traveling to spice things up. Charles (in French, the "Ch" is soft) lives with his partner, 2 cats, Bernie and Mack, and their dog, Sal. While his first rehearsal with the Orchestra remains a vivid memory for Charles, he also highlights the performance of Dvorak's Rusalka in Salzburg as most memorable. In Cleveland, Charles says there are "too many restaurants to have a favorite," and finds the quirkiness of Cleveland delightful.
You can hear Charles on the following recordings: