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Char Prescott has performed all over the United States and Canada, including several solo performances at the John F. Kennedy Center, with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, the Reston Chamber Symphony, the Barry Studio Orchestra, and the West Potomac Sinfonietta. She was featured as a soloist for the World Trade Center September 11th Memorial in 2009. Ms. Prescott has been principal cellist of orchestras at the Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, and the Manhattan School of Music. She has also performed with the New York String Seminar Orchestra under Jamie Laredo at Carnegie Hall.
Char’s awards include the 2011 S&R Foundation Washington Award; President’s Award from the Manhattan School of Music; the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award from the Tanglewood Music Center; and the Vincent R. Bastien Cello Scholarship Award from the WAMSO Young Artists Competition; and the Lena and Jules P. Flock prize from the Klein International String Competition.
She received her undergraduate education at Northwestern University with Hans Jensen in 2009, and her Master’s degree in 2011 from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Alan Stepansky. Char is also a graduate of the National Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Program, studying with Rachel Young.