CHARLES CASTLEMAN

Soloist/ Chamber Musician

Professor Violin Frost School, University of Miami

Founder and Director THE CASTLEMAN QUARTET PROGRAMS

 

Charles Castleman, perhaps the world’s most active performer/ pedagogue on the violin, has been soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Boston, Brisbane, Chicago, Hong Kong, Moscow, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai. Medalist at Tchaikovsky and Brussels, his self-learned Jongen Concerto is included in a CD set of the 17 best prize-winning performances of the Brussels competition’s 50-year history.

400-word Musical Biography and Curriculum Vitae

Currently available discography 

Personal Biography

Repertory

The Prodigy Years

Administrative Experience

Academic Pursuits

 

Professor of Violin at The Frost School , University of Miami, Charles Castleman has conducted master-classes in Kiev, London, Montreux, Salzburg, Vienna, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, and over 50 U.S. Universities. He is founder/director of THE CASTLEMAN QUARTET PROGRAM, in its 46th season, now at S.U.N.Y. Fredonia , an intensive and extensive workshop in solo and chamber performance. Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma have donated master-classes there, Mr.Ma praising it as "the best program of its kind..a training ground in lifemanship."

 

 

AUGUST 9-16 I CREATION MASTER CLASS SERIES: HONG KONG

SEPTEMBER  14-20   ASCOLI PICENO FESTIVAL                               ITALY

OCTOBER 18  MIAMI FESTIVAL (Solo recital)

                    25-31 ORQUESTA SINALOA                     CULIACAN. MEXICO (Chausson/Tzigane)

NOVEMBER 1-4 UNIVERSITY NEBRASKA (Lincoln) (adjudication and master classes)                     

                    6 UNIVERSITY DENVER (master class)

NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 6 NATIONAL PIANO AND VIOLIN COMPETITION, SINGAPORE (adjudication)

 MARCH 3-5 ASTA CONFERENCE, TAMPA, FL          (master class and adjudication) 

                19 FROST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, MIAMI, FL (Tchaikovsky)                     

 

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Available CDs:

8 Hubay Csardases (with Eastman Chamber Orchestra, Mendi Rodan, conductor) , from MUSICANDARTS

Benjamin Boretz Violin Concerto from OPEN SPACE

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Available edition: 8 Hubay Csardases (ed. Charles Castleman), from Craig Purdy craigpurdy@mac.com for $25 per Csardas, $20 each for more than 1.

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Available technical studies:

Violin Masters and their Bow Techniques , by Charles Castleman, from ccastleman@aol.com for $15

Superior Facility Exercises of Emanuel Ondricek (ed Charles Castleman) from ccastleman@aol.com for $15

 

 

 

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Achievements of former students

Questions? Email Charles Castleman  at ccastleman@aol.com

write him at The Frost School of Music, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33134, or telephone him at (305) 2846051