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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 in later years with professor Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler” Berlin, where he  took his Masters Degree  with the highest possible distinction in 2016. 

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. 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.

His debut album, featuring works by Schumann, Brahms and Berg, was released in December 2014 on the Swiss label Claves, and met with extraordinary fine reviews.
For Naxos Grand Piano he is currently recording piano concertos by Halfdan Cleve.

At the closing concert of Bergen International Festival 2017, Carr is joining an impressive list of world famed pianists having performed the festivals iconic signature work, Edvard Griegs pianoconcerto, since the festival started in 1953.

- 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 March 2017

BIOGRAFI - JOACHIM CARR/PIANO

Pianisten Joachim Carr har på få år etablert seg i fremste rekke blant norske solister.
Han er prisvinner ved flere internasjonale konkurranser, senest i 14. Internasjonale Edvard Grieg Pianokonkurranse i 2014, hvor han erobret første pris, publikumsprisen og Bergen Filharmoniske Orkesters Spesialpris. Ved den 25. Clara Haskil Competition i 2013 i Vevey mottok han spesialprisen "Coup de Coeur".
Siden han vant 1. pris i Ungdommens Pianomesterskap som 13-åring har han vunnet en rekke internasjonale priser, I 2010 Prinsesse Astrids Musikkpris, som for første gang ble arrangert nordisk i 2010. Med sin pianotrio, Trio Korngold vant han den internasjonale "Boris Pergamenschikow"-prisen for kammermusikk i Berlin, november 2013. I 2015 mottok han den prestisjetunge Robert Levin Prisen.Med sin partner, fiolinisten Diana Tishchenko vant han i 2014 1.premie på Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon.

Carr har vært solist med bl.a. Kungl. Filharmoniska Orkestern i Stockholm, Lithuanian National Orchestra, Trondheim
Symfoniorkester, Kringkastingsorkesteret, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, og Bergen Filharmoniske Ungdomsorkester
på turne til Berlin og Leipzig, og bl.a. dirigentene Benjamin Schwarz, Alexander Vedernikov, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Miguel
Harth-Bedoya, Eivind Aadland, Bjarte Engeset og Leo McFall.

Som kammermusiker og solist, er han etterspurt hjemme og i utlandet på noen av de fremste klaver- og
kammermusikkfestivalene, som Klavierfestival Ruhr, Cully Classique, Zermatt Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-
Vorpommern, Salzburg Kammermusikkfestival, Lofoten Pianofestival og PODIUM Festival Esslingen. Han har også
opptrådt i saler som Oslo Konserthus, Wigmore Hall, Moskva-konservatoriets store sal, Konzerthaus Berlin, Berliner
Philharmonie, Radio France og i La-Chaux-de-Fonds. Under Festspillene i Bergen 2015 ga han solorecital i Griegs villa
på Troldhaugen. Under Festspillene i Bergen 2017 er det Carr som fremfører Griegs klaverkonsert, Festspillenes
signaturverk.

Høsten 2014 lanserte Claves Records hans debut-album med verker av Schumann, Brahms og Berg. Utgivelsen er blant
annet tildelt 5* av "Diapason" med kritikker som, "en av de mest lovende pianistene i sin generasjon" og " pianisten
med regnbue-fingre".Et pågående innspillingsprosjekt for NAXOS Grand Piano label, omfatter alle Halfdan Cleves
klaverkonserter. Den første av innspillingene, Klaverkonsert no 4, ble lansert digitalt i 2016, og viser Carr som en
formidabel tolker av den musikalske kvaliteten og virtuose kravene disse konsertene fremviser.

http://naxos.akcelado.com/project,13,Joachim_Carr_med_Kringkastingsorkestret_Halfdan_Cleve_Klaverkonsert_

Carr er født i 1988 i Bergen, og begynte å spille klaver i åtte-års alderen. Han tok timer med Sveinung Sæverud og Jan
Henrik Kayser før han ble elev av professor Jiri Hlinka ved Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt i Oslo. I senere år studerte han med professor Eldar Nebolsin ved Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" i Berlin der han høsten 2016 avla sin Master eksamen med høyeste utmerkelse.

CV Mars 2017

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

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2017/06/04