A guest recital by Colin Carr, cello.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 2 in D Minor
Menuets I & II
Bach: Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major
Bourées I & II
Bach: Suite No. 6 in D Major
Gavottes I & II
Colin Carr appears throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and teacher. He has played with major orchestras worldwide, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the orchestras of Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia, Montréal, and all the major orchestras of Australia and New Zealand. Conductors with whom he has worked include Rattle, Gergiev, Dutoit, Elder, Skrowasczewski, and Marriner.
Chamber music plays an important role in his musical life. As a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and toured extensively for 20 years. He is a frequent visitor to international chamber music festivals and has appeared often as a guest with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets and with New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Recent recording releases include the complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations with pianist Thomas Sauer on the MSR label and the complete Bach Suites on the Wigmore Live label, recorded from concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall.
Carr is the winner of many prestigious international awards, including First Prize in the Naumburg Competition, the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Award, Second Prize in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition, as well as winner of the Young Concert Artists competition.
Carr studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Maurice Gendron and William Pleeth. He has held teaching positions at the New England Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music. St John’s College, Oxford, created the post of “Musician in Residence” for him. Since 2002 he has been a professor at Stony Brook University in New York. The Royal Academy awarded him an honorary degree.
Carr plays on a cello made by Matteo Gofriller in Venice in 1730. He lives with his wife, Caroline, and three children, Clifford, Frankie, and Anya (and their three cats), in an old house outside Oxford, England.
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Colin Carr is a Concerto Competition judge (10/7).
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