Charles Timbrell

Alfred Author-Charles Timbrell

Charles Timbrell is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he teaches piano, piano literature, and piano pedagogy. He also maintains an active career as a performer, author, lecturer, and adjudicator.

Dr. Timbrell holds degrees in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland, where he studied with Emil Danenberg, Benning Dexter, and Stewart Gordon. He also studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Guido Agosti and in Paris with Gaby Casadesus and Monique Haas. He has performed extensively in the United States and in Canada, the Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. He has recorded American music for Dante (France) and the Vatican Radio and has played the American or European premieres of works by George Crumb, Claude Debussy, Thomas Korth, Lawrence Moss, and Elie Siegmeister.

Dr. Timbrell is the author of French Pianism, published in 1999 by Amadeus Press, and of numerous articles in Cahiers Debussy, Cambridge Companion to Debussy, International Piano Quarterly, Music & Letters, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and Piano & Keyboard. He is frequently in demand as a lecturer and adjudicator and has served for four years on the Fulbright Selection Committee in Piano.