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 East Sussex Academy of Music in Lewes, where he was leader of the ESAM Orchestra. He recently 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 renowned 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. He enjoys chamber music and plays in a clarinet trio as well as being a member of the Mizuki String Quartet, both receiving coaching from esteemed musicians such as the Carducci and Wihan quartets, Michael Bochmann and David Kenedy. Carl has recently graduated from Trinity Laban with a BMus degree at Trinity. In addition to this, his keen interest in teaching violin has enabled him to complete an LTCL teaching diploma which was a specialist option of his at Trinity.