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. In the 2015-16 season he performs Fauré’s Quartet No. 2 in G Minor with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.


Posted: Sep-17-2015
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Live from London's Wigmore Hall. British cellist Colin Carr returns to the Wigmore Hall with pianist Thomas Sauer to perform 2 sonatas by Beethoven. He begins with a lighthearted and affectionate set of variations on an aria from Mozart's Magic Flute. Listen here.
Posted: Nov-30-2011
Latest Acclaim

"Eng­lish cel­list Colin Carr wowed the crowd of 831 with a sear­ing per­form­ance of Schumann’s Cello Con­certo in A Minor, Op. 129, con­sidered one of the three great Romantic works of its kind in the cello repertoire... One might be temp­ted to describe Carr’s play­ing by bravura alone. He pos­sesses dazzling vir­tu­osic tech­nique, nimble bow­ing, an elo­quent vibrato and abil­ity to quickly scale the tonal heights of his instru­ment before plum­met­ing back to its chocolaty depths.

"How­ever, the soloist is also able to fully enter into the sound world of whatever he is play­ing, seem­ing to chan­nel the great artists of the past while adding his own per­sonal stamp."

— Winnipeg Free Press
Posted: Nov-4-2015
Latest Recording
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