Instrumentalist - Cello
About

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: Sep-18-2014
Latest Acclaim

"Carr’s musicianship and technical skills are impeccable; he can throw off long complicated runs at a breakneck pace, with apparent effortless ease.... The way Carr varies his phrasing and bowing helps to bring out the dance rhythms that inspired Bach’s music.... Carr played the highest notes with the same tonal security as the plunges down to the bottom of the register.

"Carr’s Olympian cello technique was deployed brilliantly to serve Bach with lucid clarity. Over and over again, I picked up connections between parallel movements in the three suites that I hadn’t noticed before.

"...in this most personal and exposed of music, he never milked a cadence, never paused to let a chord ring and reverberate before moving on to the next idea, lest it disrupt the momentum he had so carefully accumulated beforehand. I’m puzzled as to why a prodigious player like this doesn’t have a bigger following, and I wonder if the lack of ostentatious razzle-dazzle keeps him from reaching a wider audience."

— Boston Musical Intelligencer
Posted: Sep-15-2014
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
Latest Video
Posted: May-22-2013