Chris is an active musician in the Boston area, as a music director, accompanist, performer, and freelancer. He maintains a private studio of 40 students in metro west Boston. Thank you for visiting this site. Please take a look around and feel free to contact Chris for more information!
Christopher Carson began his musical studies at the age of 6. Born in San Antonio, but growing up in Houston, Texas, he attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and studied with Timothy Hester, a Juilliard graduate. Other teachers have included Danny Kelley, Abbey Simon, Ludmilla Lifson, Brian Moll, and Victor Rosenbaum.
Mr. Carson has been a very successful competitor, capturing many awards and top ratings in competitions throughout his career. He was the inaugural winner of the Pacifica Quartet Competition, and, in 2009, performed the Brahms piano quintet with the Grammy-award winning group. He has received first prize in numerous concerto competitions, and has appeared as a soloist with three orchestras over the past few years, most notably with Orchesterakademie in Germany in 2008, performing the repertoire of Beethoven, Liszt, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. In 2011, he won the Longy School of Music’s Honors Competition, and performed the Shostakovich Concertino for 2 pianos.
Mr. Carson has performed throughout the United States and Europe, where
he has performed both solo and chamber works. Mr. Carson's performances have taken him to New York, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Montreal and overseas to venues in Austria, Italy, France, and Germany. Christopher has performed in the master classes of Leon Fleisher, Anton Kuerti, Peter Takacs, Stanislov Oudenitch, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Ilan Schneider. He has performed chamber repertoire in master classes for The Ying Quartet, The Pacifica Quartet, and members of the Claremont Piano Trio. Also a composer, Carson premiered his Fantasy for Piano in Italy in 2006, and is very involved in composing both sacred and secular music. Mr. Carson is an active teacher, coaching both pianists and vocalists. He currently resides in Boston, where he attended Longy School of Music at Bard College, earning a Master's degree, in Collaborative Piano.
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