Instrumentalist - Cello

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.

Posted: Jul-24-2017
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Cellist Colin Carr is set to perform all 6 of Bach's cello suites as part of the last week of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival on Thursday, July 12th. This last week of the festival will focus on the Dover Quartet, with Mr. Carr as a visiting artist. The festival runs through July 15th. 

Posted: Jul-11-2018
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"After intermission, cellist Colin Carr bolstered the ensemble for Schubert’s C Major 'cello' Quintet. Paul Watkins and Carr sounded sublime in the unique cello-duet theme, the entire opening movement doing exactly what Schubert intended, with its half-step motion, major/minor dualities, and two-sides-of-the-coin elements resulting in, as one audience member observed, 'going to nowhere', in the best sense. The adagio movement unfolded in textures both pastoral and religious, with a recapitulation in Beethoven fashion, when the combination of the two elements reveals them to be but half of the whole story. Lawrence Dutton’s viola sweetly sang over and amid the woody cello textures."

— The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Posted: Jul-18-2018
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The complete Solo Cello Suites of Bach recorded by one of the most extraordinary cellists of his generation, Colin Carr, winner of the Rostropovich International Cello Competition Grand Prize and the Piatigorsky Memorial Award.

Captured in minimally edited, electrically charged performances in the sparkling acoustics of Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music, Carr achieves that rare balance between personal "interpretation" and scrupulous consideration of the score that epitomizes musical performance at its loftiest. Whether it is in the driving -- at times cutting -- hell-bent energy of these interpretations, profoundly moving and gentle effusions or in Colin's exquisite taste and musical intelligence, these performances capture a truly extraordinary event.
Posted: Apr-21-1998
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Posted: May-22-2013