Charlie Reed (b. 1993) is a multi-instrumentalist active in baroque and modern cello as well as viola da gamba. He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Catherine Meints and Mark Edwards, and as a part of Juilliard415, with conductors such as Rachel Podger, Masaaki Suzuki, Richard Egarr, Kris Bezuidenhout, Nicolas McGegan, and Robert Mealy. Last fall he made his oratorio debut performing an obbligato gamba solo in Telemann’s Der Tag des Gerichts under Suzuki. Currently, he is focusing on historical improvisation and composition as a member of Nuova Pratica, a New York based group of historical composers and performers.
He recently finished a Masters at the Juilliard School as the school’s first double major in gamba and baroque cello, studying with Sarah Cunningham and Phoebe Carrai. He also holds modern cello degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, and Oberlin Conservatory. His past mentors have also included Steven Doane, Christel Thielemann, Amir Eldan, and Cathy Meints.