Charles Schuchat, tuba, has performed and recorded with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, and Israel Philharmonic. Charles is a member of the award-winning Asbury Brass Quintet. He has participated in numerous music festivals including the Spoleto Festival, Ravinia Festival, and Tanglewood Music Festival. While at Tanglewood he received the CD Jackson Award for Achievement. A native of Washington, DC, he spent the 1997-98 season as principal tuba of the Israel Philharmonic. He is a graduate of Northwestern University where he studied with Arnold Jacobs.