CHARLES WINES – Renaissance musician

Charles Wines is a versatile performer on early woodwinds including recorder, shawm, baroque oboe, dulcian, baroque bassoon, and historical bagpipes. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree in oboe at the University of Central Missouri, the Master of Music in historical oboes at Indiana University, and is currently finishing a Doctorate degree in historical bassoon, also at Indiana University. He performs with Piffaro: The Renaissance Band and The Kansas City Baroque Consortium, among others. He is artistic director of Forgotten Clefs and Opera Nova: Ensemble for Seventeenth-Century Music and has performed with his ensemble at the Boston Early Music Festival. He founded the medieval group, La Luna la Mía with his wife, Sarah. Charles is also an instrument builder and maintains a business selling bagpipes and double reeds for historical instruments. Charles and his wife Sarah love and own animals of all kinds and recently made Durham, NC. their home.

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