Chuck Hobson

After obtaining a BMUS in classical guitar performance at Indiana University in 2006, Charles Hobson was invited by Canadian guitarist, Daniel Bolshoy, to continue his studies at Concordia University in Montreal. It is at Concordia that he completed the DAMPS program in classical guitar in 2008.
During his studies he had the chance to study with several world-renowned classical guitarists such as: Nuccio D’Angelo, Ernesto Bitetti, Fabio Zanon, Matteo Mela, Jérôme Ducharme, Lorenzo Micheli, Xuefei Yang, etc. Charles has also been the recipient of several awards, including 1st place in both the soloist and chamber music categories at the Concours de l’Association des Éducateurs en Musique du Québec (2008), 2nd place at the Canadian National Festival (2008), 3rd place at the Grand Prix de Guitare de Montréal (2010), and 3rd place with Duo Beija-Flor in the competition, Mon Accès à la Scène (2011).
Charles actively performs with several groups such as the flute and guitar duo, Duo Beija-Flor (CD Envol 2011, Muzica 2013), the instrumental, tuba led group DJU (self-titled album 2012, prix CIBL 2012) and the guitar ensemble, Forestare, in which he has been a member since 2011. He also performs as a soloist having performed in the US as well as Canada.