The Hong Kong-born oboist and oboe reed maker Charles Chau graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies. Charles had been majoring in oboe under the tutelage of Mr. Tam Tze Fai Victor.
With precious opportunities, Charles participated in oboe masterclasses instructed by Mr. Dwight Parry and Mr. Juan Manuel Garcia-Cano. Charles also benefited from the teaching of Mr. Yau Ka Kei Danny, Ms. Alice Wong and Ms. Danica Cheng.
Charles has enjoyed playing in orchestras and bands. He has cooperated with different ensembles, including O Wind Ensemble, Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Baptist University Wind Symphony, Chung Chi Orchestra, Chung Chi Wind Orchestra and The Education University of Hong Kong Symphony Band.