Charlotte Williams Muir, born in 1976, is an accomplished soloist and
chamber musician. She has placed in several competitions, including grand
prize in the Grace Vamos Competition, second prize in the Corpus Christi
Competition, winner in the National Society of Arts and Letters competition,
and winner in the Concord Chamber Orchestra Competition. In addition to this,
she received the prestigious Performer's Certificate
in recognition of
outstanding musical performance in cello at Indiana University.
Ms. Muir has soloed with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Civic Symphony, and the Concord Chamber Orchestra. In addition to solo appearances, she has given recitals throughout the United States, Portugal, Switzerland, and France, and has collaborated with Miriam Fried, Christina Dahl, and members of the Emerson String Quartet. Her summer experiences have included Encore School for Strings, Aspen Music Festival, Taos Music Festival, and Davos Music Festival. She has also served on the faculty of Illinois Wesleyan Cello and Chamber Camp, as well as Elm City ChamberFest.
Ms. Muir recently completed her doctorate in cello performance at Stony Brook University, where she studied with Colin Carr. Previously, she studied for two years in Switzerland with Thomas Demenga at Der Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel. She completed her Masters Degree with Janos Starker at Indiana University. Other teachers have included Janet Anthony at Lawrence University, Harry Sturm, John Sharp, and Nel Novak.