Charles Prewitt

Orchestra Musician Charles Prewitt, CelloCharles Prewitt, cellist, has been a member of the Austin Symphony since 1997. At age 13 he was a member of the Baylor Symphony at Baylor University. In 1981 he was accepted into the studio of Janos Starker at I. U. in Bloomington, IN. He earned a B.M. in Cello Performance from U. of Illinois – Urbana in 1996 studying with Nathaniel Rosen. In 2005 he was awarded a Performer’s Certificate at Purchase College, S.U.N.Y. A former student of Paul Ross and the Portland String Quartet he went on to appear as a Guest Artist on their Concert Series, and has served as Acting Cellist of the P.S.Q. He has appeared as soloist with University of Southern Maine Chamber Orchestra, University of Illinois Chamber Symphony and the Waco Symphony. In 1985 he was featured on a Maine Public Radio broadcast performing Bach’s Suite No. 1 at “St. Luke’s Celebration of Bach’s 300th Birthday” in Portland, Maine. In May of 1985 a consortium of investors led by Joel Martin, past President of the Portland Symphony Board of Directors, helped acquire the “Prague Cello” (circa 1850). They began a corporation he directs through annual solo recitals and public performances. A member of “Strings Attached” for two seasons, he recorded on a song with Willie Nelson written by Sara Hickman. He is currently playing cello with Austin Global Orchestra and serving as founder and Artistic Director of New Prague Concert Society since 2012 collaborating with pianist, Lyova Rosanoff. In 2010 he released his first CD “J.S. Bach to the Future,” Vol. I of Bach’s “Six Suites for Solo Cello” Vol. II released Fall of 2015 and was accompanied by a performance tour of “Six Suites for Solo Cello,” by J. S. Bach/ Charles Prewitt, Cello while celebrating “The 30th and Final Year of the Prague Cello Corp.”