Carl Bradford - Violinist
Carl is a freelance violinist who works around London and Sussex. Carl graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire in July 2014 with a BMus degree in violin performance. He began playing violin age seven and his musical interest has continued to flourish ever since. Before accepting a place at Trinity in 2010 to study with Professor Diana Cummings, he studied at the East Sussex Academy of Music in Lewes, where he was leader of the ESAM Orchestra. As a soloist, he gained 2nd place with Highly Commended in the Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto Competition 2014 performing Mozart Concerto no.2 in D major and has also been a finalist in the Vera Kantrovich Solo Bach Prize. He has performed at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and a concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of Trinity Laban’s String Ensemble.
Carl has worked as an extra for a number of films, most recently as a violinist for the 2016 Bollywood film, ‘Ai Dil Hai Mushkil’. He has a keen interest in session music and playing a variety of musical genres.
Chamber music is a passion of his and he plays in a piano trio, clarinet trio and string quartet who have received coaching from esteemed musicians such as the Carducci and Wihan quartets, Michael Bochmann and David Kenedy, predominantly at Trinity.
Asides from music, Carl enjoys playing tennis and football. He enjoys listening to a huge variety of music and likes to cook.
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