Coldwell, Charles


Instruments Played
Vielle, Recorder, Flute, Renaissance Winds

Personal Summary / Bio

Charles Coldwell has performed on Baroque and Renaissance recorders in solo recitals and as a member of ensembles throughout the United States. He has appeared as a soloist with Seattle Baroque, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Baroque Northwest, and at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival for the arts.  Charles received a Master of Music degree in the Performance of Early Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music as an instructor in recorder and historical performance practices, and was a co-founder of the undergraduate degree program in early music at Longy.  He was a faculty member and performer at the Castle Hill Early Dance and Music Weeks (Ipswich, Massachusetts), and for several seasons he performed as a musician at the American Shakespeare Festival (Stratford, Connecticut). Charles has served on the board of the Seattle Early Music Guild, as president of the Seattle Recorder Society, and on the faculty of the Port Townsend Early Music Workshops.  Charles is owner of Editions Dolcimelo, which specializes in publishing high quality performing editions and transcriptions of instrumental and vocal music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as original contemporary works and arrangements for early and modern instruments.



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919 13th Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98102
United States
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