As a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio for decades, Colin Carr has recorded and toured around the world. Winner of multiple international awards, including First Prize in the Naumburg Competition and Second Prize in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition, Mr. Carr will perform J.S. Bach’s complete Cello Suites, a spectacular musical experience.
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. He has been a regular guest at the BBC Proms and has twice toured Australia.
As a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and toured extensively for 20 years. He is an avid chamber music collaborator, participating in chamber music festivals worldwide and a guest with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Recent recordings include the complete Bach suites on the Wigmore Live label and the complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations on the MSR Classics label with Thomas Sauer. Colin 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 and also winner of the Young Concert Artists competition.
First playing the cello at age five, three years later he went to the Yehudi Menuhin School, where he studied with Maurice Gendron and later William Pleeth. Currently serving as professor at Stony Brook University in New York, he has previously served on faculty at the Royal Academy of Music and the New England Conservatory (for 16 years). Additionally, in 2002, St. John’s College, Oxford, created the post of “Musician in Residence” for him.
Colin’s cello was made by Matteo Gofriller in Venice in 1730. He makes his home with his wife Caroline and three children in an old house outside Oxford.
J.S. BACH: Complete Cello Suites
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