Thomas Carpenter, cello.
Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.
Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, "Arpeggione," D. 821
Trio in B-flat major for Piano, Violin and Cello, D. 898
Thomas Carpenter is a second-year Cello Fellow at the New World Symphony and has quickly established himself as an accomplished solo, orchestral and chamber musician. He has participated in music festivals throughout the U.S., including the National Repertory Orchestra, New York String Orchestra Seminar, National Orchestral Institute and Tanglewood Music Center. Mr. Carpenter was also a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra from 2011 to 2013.
Mr. Carpenter has served as principal cellist with the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Orchestra under noted conductors Marcelo Leningher and Andris Nelsons. He performed twice as a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cello section in side-by-side performances at TMC, and was awarded the Carl Zeise Memorial Prize for cello while a fellow at TMC.
As a collaborative artist Mr. Carpenter’s performance highlights include Brahms’ Trio in B major, Shostakovich’s Piano Trio in E minor, Dvořák’s “Dumky” Trio and Lutosławski’s String Quartet. His notable mentors in chamber music include Samuel Rhodes, Michael Tree and Pamela Frank.
In addition to Mr. Carpenter’s private studio teaching, he was most recently a Brown Scholar at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. This award supports his chamber music coaching for young musicians who study music in the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Department at Rice University.
Mr. Carpenter received his bachelor’s degree in cello performance with Stephen Geber at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2013. He recently received his master’s degree in cello performance under the tutelage of Norman Fischer at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.