Carl is a violinist from Eastbourne. He studied in London at Trinity Laban and now performs and teaches around Sussex and London
Performance with Mizuki String Quartet
Dear Carl, Brilliant, Many people remarked on your playing, and how pleasant it was.We-Brenda and I were very happy with your choice, and quality of play-Scarborough fair I personally enjoyed. I would like to thank you again wholeheartedly, you and your group ,and wish you every success in the future. Many Thanks Pat.
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 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. Chamber music is a passion of his and plays in a violin/piano duo, a clarinet trio and is a member of the Mizuki String Quartet, who have received coaching from esteemed musicians such as the Carducci and Wihan quartets, Michael Bochmann and David Kenedy. 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 playing tennis, walking in the countryside and cooking. Violin Teaching Carl currently teaches individual and group lessons at a Saturday Music School in Wembley and at a school in East Sussex as well as privately in London and East Sussex. He teaches pupils of various ages and abilities, beginners to advanced. Carl is a keen and devoted violin teacher and has recently gained an LTCL teaching diploma as well as his BMus degree on violin at Trinity. He strives to get the very best out of his pupils and effectively varies his teaching techniques to suit the pupil’s personality and needs. A main focus is on technique and posture in the early stages of learning to avoid problems in playing later on in life. This is achieved in a creative way, however, musicality and enjoyment of playing the violin remains the most important aspect overall. Carl teaches pupil’s who wish to learn for fun, or to develop their skills using violin exams as a way of measuring success. Preferably the ABRSM exam syllabus is used, or Trinity Guildhall is another option. Carl has a 100% pass rate of all his pupil’s who have taken exams, grade 1-8. Teaching resources/approaches regularly used: Suzuki violin school books, ABRSM grade books, “Fiddle Time” series of beginner violin books, Dalcroze Eurhythmics ( introducing concepts of rhythm, structure, and musical expression through movement.) DBS – Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB check: Carl has a current DBS disclosure through the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
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