Charlie Bisharat
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Charlie Bisharat is a Grammy Award-winning violinist whose work has graced the albums of such pop phenomenon as Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, Jane's Addiction, and Aerosmith. He has played with Strunz & Farah, Don Grusin, and Oscar Castro-Neves and has been featured in scores of movie soundtracks. Bisharat has toured the world with Shadowfax, Kitaro, Yanni, and John Tesh, among others, and continues to perform and record with some of the most accomplished musicians of our day. Live appearances this year alone have included Costa Rica, Japan, Panama, and Australia.

Bisharat’s range of styles has led him from pop to jazz to classical, and he is often heard subbing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. His wide array of skills is best exemplified by his own recording on Along the Amazon, an all-star album featuring some of jazz and pop's greatest artists.

His works for small ensembles range from the original opus Lying In Wait which appears on the album Subliminal Blues and Greens by the all-female quartet Cello, to string arrangements for rock guitarist Andy Summers of The Police.

A published author as well, Bisharat has written and recorded the jazz improvisational book and CD Beyond Classical Violin. He has appeared as a guest speaker at the Henry Mancini Institute and often lends a hand with Yamaha music education programs both in the U.S. and abroad. He was born and raised in Los Angeles.