Carl Austin – String & Piano Tutor

carl austin violin and pianoCarl has recently joined the string tutor team here at Booths. An accomplished violin player and professionally established viola player, Carl has vast experience in his chosen field, having played a number of orchestras including the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, the Academy Bach Cantatas Orchestra and the Academy Baroque Consort. We’re delighted to have Carl part of the crew teaching viola, violin and piano.

Please call in or contact us for more information on our wide range of music tutors covering everything from singing lessons to guitar tuition and string instrument lessons. If you would like to enquire about the availability of music lessons, please fill out the form below.

Carl Austin Biography

Carl studies viola with James Sleigh, as a scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music. Piano and baroque viola second studies were with Daniel-Ben Pienaar and Annette Isserlis, respectively. He won the Sir Arthur Bliss Prize, was ‘Commended’ in the Theodore Holland Prize, and won the James Wright Award.

Carl’s music education began at Chetham’s Music School when, aged ten, he became a chorister. He completed Diplomas in viola and piano as a teenager and began four years in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain within five years of his first lesson. The Vicci Wardman Prize was another earlier success.

Carl has performed in master classes with many internationally renowned viola players. His solo and chamber music venues have included the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, the Southbank Centre, the Tate Gallery, and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London; and Accrington Clef Club, Leigh Music Society and other northern venues.

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