Colin Carr, Cello

Beethoven@251

Beethoven:

Coriolan Overture*

Haydn:

Cello Concerto in C*

Beethoven/Weingartner:

Grosse Fugue, Op. 133*

Schubert:

Symphony No. 5*

Beethoven:

King Stephen Overture*

ETSO celebrates Beethoven’s with three of his works never performed by ETSO including two overtures and his Grosse Fugue. As Beethoven was Haydn’s most celebrated pupil, it’s only fitting to feature Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C performed by British soloist Colin Carr. Beethoven’s music inspired Schubert just as it continues to inspire musicians and listeners more than two centuries later.  

This is a Braithwaite Performing Arts Program.

This concert is sponsored in part by Betty Bower and Barbara Shtofman.

*first performance by ETSO

Artist Bio
Colin Carr, 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 he has worked with include Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Mark Elder, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and Neville Marriner. He has been a regular guest at the BBC Proms and has toured Australia and New Zealand frequently.

As a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and toured extensively for 20 years. Chamber music continues to play an important role in his musical life. He is a frequent visitor to international chamber music festivals and has appeared often as a guest with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets and with New York's Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Colin Carr’s awards include First Prize in the Naumburg Competition, the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Award, Second Prize in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition, and winner of the Young Concert Artists competition. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Maurice Gendron and later in London with William Pleeth. He has held teaching positions at the New England Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music. St John’s College, Oxford created the post of “Musician in Residence” for him.

Since 2002, he has been a professor at Stony Brook University in New York. Mr. Carr plays a Matteo Goffriller cello made in 1730. When not at the cello, Colin can be found running his usual 6 miles a day, or indulging his boundless passion for his soccer team, Liverpool, the city of his birth.

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