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JOACHIM CARR - PIANO

CV - JOACHIM CARR/PIANO

Joachim was born 1988 in Bergen, Norway and studied with the renowned Czech professor Jiri Hlinka at Barratt Dues Institute of Music in Oslo and received his Bachelor Diploma from Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin with the highest possible distinction in 2013. He currently undertake his Master's degree at «Hans Eisler» with Professor Eldar Nebolsin. He has received valuable impulses from masterclasses with Leif Ove Andsnes, Menahem Pressler, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Christopher Elton and Bernd Goetzke.

In October 2014, he won both the 1. Prize, the Audience Award as well as Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra's Prize at the 14. International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in Norway, as well as an orchestra recording award from Naxos. In April 2015 Carr was awarded Norway’s high-ranking Robert Levin Prize. At the prestigious 25. Concours Clara Haskil in Vevey, 2013, he was awarded the Coup de Coeur Special Prize for his recital. With his violin partner Diana Tishchenko, he won the 1. Prize at the 10. Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon in 2014. In 2013 he received the Boris Pergamenschikow Preis for contemporary chamber music in Berlin, with his piano trio - Trio Korngold.

Recent engagements included concerts with Norwegian Radio Symphony (Oslo), Royal Swedish Philharmonic Orchestra (Stockholm), Bergen Philharmonic YSO (Berlin and Leipzig), solo and duo recitals at Moscow International Bach-Festival, Radio France, Ruhr Piano Festival (including CD recordings), Cully Classique, Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen (summer residency), Zermatt-Festival (solo recital), «Junge Musiker-Stars von Morgen» Festival, Venice, Pergamentschikow-Preis concert in Berlin, Johan Halvorsen Festival and orchestra recording for Naxos. Soon upcoming are solo recitals in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, at Bergen International Festival and Lofoten Chamber Music Festival.

As an active chamber musician Carr has performed at Bergen International Festival, Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Podium Festival Esslingen, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Salzburger Kammermusik Festival and Cully Classique, London Wigmore Hall, Oslo Concert Hall, Bergen Grieg Hall, Philharmonie and Konzerthaus in Berlin.

- Lots of people can play the piano well, but here’s someone with something to say about the music, whose narration holds your interest. He’s a musician we are going to hear a lot from in the future. (Martin Anderson)

A rainbow-piano...Through the light touch of fingers, clear as spring water, and the feeling of core in the notes, Carr is a born storyteller. (Sylvie Bonier.Le Temps)

CV as of March 2016

BIOGRAFI - JOACHIM CARR/PIANO

Joachim Carr (f.1988) i Bergen, tok sine første pianotimer i en alder av 8 år. Han studerte ved Barratt Dues Musikkinstitutt i Oslo med prof. Jiri Hlinka. I 2011 flyttet han til Berlin og avsluttet sommeren 2013 sin Bachelorgrad ved Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin med høyest mulige karakter. På nåværende tidspunkt er han i gang med sin Mastergrad ved samme skole under veiledning av prof. Eldar Nebolsin. Viktige impulser fikk han tidlig fra pianistene Jan Henrik Kayser og Håvard Gimse, og har de senere årene deltatt på mesterklasser med blant andre Leif Ove Andsnes, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Menahem Pressler, Bernd Goetzke og Christopher Elton.

Siden han vant 1.pris i Ungdommens Pianomesterskap som 13-årring har han vunnet en rekke internasjonale priser, deriblant 1.pris, publikumsprisen og Bergen filharmoniske orkesters spesialpris ved den 14. Internasjonale Edvard Grieg Pianokonkurranse i Bergen, 2014. Han har tidligere blitt tildelt 2.pris i Prinsesse Astrids Musikkpris, som for første gang ble arrangert nordisk, i 2010. I den prestisjetunge konkurransen "25. Concours Clara Haskil 2013" i Vevey i Sveits, mottok han "Coup de coeur"-prisen. Med sin pianotrio, Trio Korngold vant han den internasjonale "Boris Pergamenschikow"-prisen for kammermusikk i Berlin, november 2013. I tillegg vant han sammen med sin fiolinpartner Diana Tishchenko 1.pris i den 10. Concours International Musique de Chambre i Lyon, Frankrike, 2014. 

Han er en aktiv kammermusiker og har bl.a. medvirket på Festspillene i Bergen, Oslo Kammermusikkfestival, Hardanger Musikkfest, Cully Classique (Sveits), Podium Festival Esslingen, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern og Salzburger Kammermusik Festival, i samspill med musikere som Arve Tellefsen, Martin Fröst, Håvard Gimse, Øystein Baadsvik, Jakob Kullberg og Henri Demarquette.

Kammermusikk- og soloopptredener har ført ham til konsertsaler som Oslo konserthus, Grieghallen, Wigmore Hall, Berliner Philharmonie og Konzerthaus Berlin.

Som solist har han blant annet opptrådt med Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra og Barratt Due Symfoniorkester og samarbeidet med dirigenter som Alexander Vedernikov, Gintaras  Rinkevicous og Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Etter fremførelsen av den norske komponisten Halfdan Cleves Klaverkonsert nr. 4 i Vilnius i 2009, skrev Kulturspeilet: (Han) har den utrolige evnen å spille slik at vi nesten opplever hver enkelt tone klinkende klar.

Hans Debut-CD med verker av Schumann, Brahms og Berg kom ut på det svetsiske label Claves i desember 2014. http://www.claves.ch

Presseinformasjon (med lytteeksempler): https://epk.theorchard.com/en/epk/presskit/published/6460

 

CV Norsk desember 2014

PRESS REVIEWS - JOACHIM CARR/PIANO

Joachim Carr performance of Schumann Piano Concerto with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the finale of the Grieg Competition, securing him 1 Prize.+ Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Prize + Audience Prize: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5IYiun2Mnw

Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6; Brahms Variations on an Original Theme in D major, op. 21, Nr 1; Berg Pianosonata, op. 1; Schumann arr. Liszt Widmung
Claves 50-1416 (69 minutes) http://www.claves.ch

Naturelles et vivantes,ces interprétations le placent parmi les pianistes les plus prometteurs de sa génération
Natural and living, these interpretations make him one of the most promising pianists of his generation
DÍAPASON Mars 2015 / Jérôme Bastianelli

Joachim Carr, un piano arc-en-ciel
Il a le regard bleu, limpide et rêveur. Et les doigts arc-en-ciel. Le jeune pianiste norvégien Joachim Carr se lance chez Claves dans un magnifique programme reliant Brahms, Schumann et Berg. Classique et ouvert, sensuel et onirique. Sur le terreau de lʼhypersensibilité et de la poésie, le musicien déroule des fils de soie entre les kaléidoscopiques Davidsbündlertänze, irisées et capricantes, et la brillante transcriptionn de Liszt du lied Widmung, qui exacerbe lʼesprit schumannien. Les Variations Op. 21/1 de Brahms, toutes de plénitude, apportent un beau contrepoint romantique à la Sonate Op.1 de Berg, racée, puissante et délicate. Le toucher clair comme de lʼeau de roche, lʼémotion à fleur de notes, Joachim Carr est un conteur-né.

Joachim Carr, A rainbow-piano
He has blue eyes, clear and thoughtful. And rainbow-fingers. Claves launches the young Norwegian pianist Joachim Carr in a beautiful program linking Brahms, Schumann andBerg. Classic and open, sensual and dreamlike. On the soil of hypersensitivity and poetry, the musician embroiders threads of silk among the kaleidoscopic Davidsbündlertänze, iridescent and engrossing, and the brilliant Liszt transcription of the song Widmung, strengthen the Schumann mind. The Variations Op. 21/1 by Brahms, in all its fullness, provide a nice romantic counterpoint to the Sonata Op.1 by Berg, sleek, powerful anddelicate. Through the light touch of fingers, clear as spring water, and the feeling of corein the notes, Joachim Carr is a born storyteller.
http://www.letemps.ch January 2015 / Sylvie Bonier

A musician we are going to be hearing a lot more from in the future.
....I hadn't heard Carr's playing before, but I can understand why he keeps having to empty the medals from his pockets before he goes through the security screens each time he flies home: the Schumann here reveals an enormous technique, the Brahms adds a refined poetic sensitivity and the Berg a feeling for understated drama; and the Liszt Schumann arrangement – one of the loveliest encapsulations of joy in all music – provides the cream on this excellent cake. The Claves engineers have given Carr excellent recorded sound, too. Lots of people can play the piano well, but here's someone with something to say about the music, whose narration holds your interest. He's a musician we are going to be hearing a lot more from in the future.
Klassisk Musikkmagasin January 2015 / Martin Anderson

PHOTO - JOACHIM CARR/PIANO

CONTACT

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