Soloist/ Chamber Musician

Professor Violin The Eastman School of Music & University of Miami



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


The Prodigy Years

Administrative Experience

Academic Pursuits


Professor of Violin at The Eastman School of Music, and 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 45th 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."




SEPTEMBER  19-20   UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI                      (masterclasses), Miami FL


                    18 THAYER ACADEMY REUNION (recital) Falmouth MA

                     18  NEC PREP (masterclass)  Boston MA                    

                    29 JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (String Quartets & masterclass) Harrisonburg VA

NOVEMBER 18-19 UNIVERSITY NORTH FLORIDA CUMMER SERIES (recital & masterclass) Jacksonville FL

                        20-21 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (masterclasses), Miami FL

DECEMBER 5-6 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI                     (masterclasses), Miami FL

JANUARY 23-24 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI                     (masterclasses), Miami FL

FEBRUARY 6 GOSHEN COLLEGE                                 (recital & masterclass), Goshen IN

                     15 EASTMAN SCHOOL (recital) Rochester NY

                   20-21 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI                   (masterclasses), Miami FL  

                   21-22 DEERING ESTATE LIVING ARTIST SERIES (masterclass & chamber music) Miami FL

                        24 VANDERBILT (recital & masterclass) Nashville TN

                        26  MARSHALL UNIVERSITY(recital & masterclass),  Huntington WV  

MARCH 22 BRANDON UNIVERSITY (recital & masterclass), Brandon MB

                24  WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY(recital & masterclass) Wichita KS  

                   25-26  KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (recital & masterclass) Manhattan KS

                   27-28 UNIVERSITY WYOMING (recital & masterclass), Laramie WY               

                   29-30 TEXAS TECH  (recital & masterclass),           Lubbock TX

                 31-APRIL 1 WTAMU (recital & masterclass),    Amarillo TX                     

APRIL       3     UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (masterclass)                                                          Lincoln NE

            24-25 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (masterclasses), Miami FL  

            25-26 DEERING ESTATE LIVING ARTIST SERIES SCHUBERTIADE (masterclass &chamber music) Miami FL



Available CDs:

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

Benjamin Boretz Violin Concerto from OPEN SPACE


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


Available technical studies:

Violin Masters and their Bow Techniques , by Charles Castleman, from for $15

Superior Facility Exercises of Emanuel Ondricek (ed Charles Castleman from for $15







Achievements of former students

Questions? Email Charles Castleman  at

write him at The Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604, or

telephone him at (585) 274-1592