Violinist Carson Marshall aims to inspire audiences with generous and passionate performances in both formal and unconventional concert settings. Originally from Western Massachusetts, from a young age Carson joined his father doing outreach presentations, recently giving side-by-side presentations for school children on what life is like as a professional musician. It was this early exposure to outreach that sparked Carson’s passion for teaching. While participating in the Aspen Music festival in 2012-15 he was involved with the P.A.L.S program, which gives lessons to young students in the Roaring Fork River Valley. In 2016 he participated in the MERIT program at Music Academy of The West where he mentored young students in a nine day intensive chamber music and private lesson program, giving master classes and weekly coaching’s. Carson also recently gave a performance with the KINETIC ensemble, which invited young members of the Houston community to participate in a side-by-side performance. In addition, Carson is a violin coach for the Houston Youth Symphony.
As a performer, in 2012 he was invited to perform on the PBS radio show “From the Top” and is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke young artist award. In 2011 He performed Ein Heldenleben as concertmaster with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is a recipient of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Maddy Award. In the summer of 2012 he attended Greenwood music camp, and in 2013-15 he attended the Aspen Music festival and was a member of the Aspen Chamber Symphony. In 2016 Carson attended the Music Academy of the West where he studied with Kathleen Winkler, Jorja Fleezanis and Glenn Dicterow. In 2017 he served as Co-Concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra.
Carson is an avid Fly-Fisherman and tea enthusiast, and is currently pursuing a MM at Rice University, studying with Paul Kantor.