Charles Prewitt, cellist, has been a member of the Austin Symphony for 16 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and a Performer's Certificate from Purchase College of S.U.N.Y.

Chamber music and ensemble playing have been pillars of his musical growth, having founded the Brazos String Trio & Quartet and attending seven Sugarloaf International String Quartet workshops in Maine. A Special Student at U.S.M. in Gorham, ME with the Portland String Quartet, Charles went on to appear as a Guest Artist on their Concert Series, and served as Acting Cellist of the P.S.Q. at their Colby College Chamber Music Seminar in Waterville, Maine. He has appeared as soloist with the University of Southern Maine Chamber Orchestra, University of Illinois Symphony, and the Waco Symphony.

As Director of the Prague Cello Corporation, Charles presented annual solo recitals from 1985-1996. 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. He has performed with Paul Ross of the P.S.Q., renowned cello soloist Nathaniel Rosen, as well as Shawn Colvin, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson. In addition to recording cello for local Austin musicians, he was a member of Strings Attached for two seasons, and recorded cello on a song with Willie Nelson.

Charles is currently playing with Austin Global Orchestra and serving as founder and Artistic Director of the New Prague Concert Society. In 2010 he released his first CD, J.S. Bach to the Future, Vol. I of Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello following a performance cycle in 2000 of all six suites. In 2012 Mr. Prewitt founded the New Prague Concert Society in Austin, TX and recently appeared in concert with Lyova Rosanoff (piano) at the 2012-2013 "Season Opener."