Charlie Howells

Charlie Howells is a British violist. He is a Cavella Scholar, studying at the Royal Academy of Music with his education funded by the Cavella Foundation. He started the violin at the age of 7 and has been playing viola since the age of 13 under the tutelage of Graham Oppenheimer at Chetham’s School Of Music. Being there allowed him to work with such incredible artists as Jennifer Pike, Francis Gouton, Stephan Picard, also playing side by side concerts with the likes of Henning Kraggerud and the Victoria String Quartet.

Currently he studies with Jon Thorne at the Academy, as well as having masterclasses from Clifton Harrison, Hélène Clement of the Doric Quartet, Hartmut Rohde and Timothy Ridout.
Charlie plays on a Calleva instrument, which has been kindly donated to the Academy by the foundation, currently on loan to him.

Charlie is currently the newest member of the Westminster string quartet, who currently have a tour scheduled in mainland China in the month of April. His accolades in chamber music has enabled him to work with the likes of Rainer Schmidt of the Hagen quartet, Johannes Meissl, Yovan Markovitch, Peter Jarusek of the Pavel-Haas Quartet, Paul Watkins of the Emerson Quartet, the Endellion Quartet, and the Brodsky Quartet among others.