Colin Carr


Colin Carr Photo credit: Jo Schofield

Cellist Colin Carr appears throughout the world as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and teacher. He has been a regular guest at BBC Proms and has twice toured Australia. With his duo partner Thomas Sauer he has played recitals throughout the United States and Europe, and recorded the complete cello/piano works of Mendelssohn on Cello Classics, and Beethoven on the MSR label. His recordings for GM of the Bach Suites and the unaccompanied cello works of Kodály, Britten, Crumb, and Schuller are highly acclaimed, as well as his recent recording of the complete Bach Suites on the Wigmore Live Label. Chamber music plays an important role in his musical life. He is a frequent guest of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Boston Chamber Music Society. As a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and toured extensively for 20 years. He has recorded the string sextets of Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky with the Emerson String Quartet and Paul Neubauer. Winner of the Young Concert Artists competition, he received First Prize in the Naumburg Competition, the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Award, and Second Prize in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition. After teaching at the New England Conservatory for 16 years, Mr. Carr became a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and St. John’s College in Oxford created the post of Musician in Residence for him. In 2002 he became a professor at Stony Brook University in New York. His cello was made by Matteo Gofriller in Venice in 1730.