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Kieran Carter studied at the Royal College of Music with Professor Melissa Phelps where he was an RCM scholar, and was generously supported by the George Drexler Foundation, the Laurin and Arthur Glaze Trust, the Marylebone Trust and Help Musicians UK.


At the RCM Kieran was high in demand as an orchestral principal and led sections under the batons of Bernard Haitink and John Wilson, as well as having been conducted by Vasily Petrenko, Nicolas Collon and Rafael Payare. Since leaving the RCM he plays regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Concertante has also worked as principal with other orchestras around London, including the Arch Sinfonia, the Orion Orchestra, the London Firebird Orchestra, the Janus Ensemble and the Kantanti Ensemble.


Kieran is an avid chamber musician and has taken part in festivals around the UK, including those in Southwell, Southrepps, Oundle and the Alderney. Other highlights include performances with various ensembles at St. Mary’s Perivale, a frequent member of the Maiastra String Quartet courses, and a performance of Mendelssohn’s String Octet at the Royal College of Music with the legendary Maxim Vengerov on 1st Violin.


A big advocate for contemporary music, Kieran regularly performs lesser known works for solo Cello, including works by Mayuzumi, Vasks, Weinberg and a new work by Jordan Stockdale. He has also worked with the new music group Explore Ensemble.


Kieran loves teaching and outreach work having worked at the Marryat Players chamber courses, the Sound and Music summer school at Purcell School of Music, and as an ambassador for the Benedetti Foundation.

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