The Kennedy Center
Charles Wilkinson

Charles Wilkinson
Timpani
Assistant Principal, Percussion

Charles Wilkinson joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 1979 as assistant principal timpanist and percussionist. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he won the annual concerto competition two years in a row. During his years in Cleveland he performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and taught at Kent State University. In addition to the National Symphony Orchestra he has performed with many Washington area musical organizations including the Washington Opera, the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and the Capital Woodwind Quintet.


Contact Information

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210