Violinist Charles Wetherbee is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand. A native of Buffalo, New York, Charles gave his first performance at age six. He has performed as a soloist under the baton of Mstislav Rostropovitch, as well with the Japan Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota (Columbia), the Columbus Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, the State Orchestra of Leningrad, and many others.
Charles is the first violinist of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, about whom The Washington Post said, "But the Carpe Diem Quartet, appearing at the Dumbarton Church, was extraordinary. Among these contemporary quartets who speak in different tongues, the Carpe Diem is the best one out there."
Charles is a devoted teacher, currently Assistant Professor of Violin at The University of Colorado in Boulder. He is also the Artistic Director of The Dercum Center.