Carl is an English violinist based in the seaside town of Eastbourne. He is a teacher and freelance performer around East Sussex and London. Carl began playing violin age seven and his musical interest has continued to flourish ever since. Before accepting a place at Trinity Laban in 2010 to study with Professor Diana Cummings, he studied at the East Sussex Academy of Music in Lewes, where he was leader of the ESAM Orchestra. As a soloist, he gained 2nd place with Highly Commended in the Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto Competition 2014 performing Mozart Concerto no.2 in D major and has also been a finalist in the Vera Kantrovich Solo Bach Prize. He has performed at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and a concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of Trinity Laban’s String Ensemble.

Chamber music is a passion of his and he plays in a piano trio, clarinet trio and string quartet who have received coaching from esteemed musicians such as the Carducci and Wihan quartets, Michael Bochmann and David Kenedy, predominantly at Trinity.

Carl graduated from Trinity in July 2014 with a BMus degree in violin performance. In addition to this, his keen interest in teaching violin has enabled him to gain a Licentiate of Trinity College London level 6 teaching diploma which was a specialist option of his at Trinity. Carl has a keen interest in teaching violin to all age ranges and abilities.

Asides from music, Carl enjoys sport in particular tennis and running. He enjoys listening to a huge variety of music.

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