Jeremy Carter - piano


Biographical details


Jeremy Carter has established a reputation as one of the most versatile and sensitive of his generation of British pianists. Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music his teachers included the late Gordon Green, Christopher Elton and Alexander Kelly. He won all the Academy's major prizes and scholarships and on leaving he was awarded the Academy's highest accolade, the Recital Diploma, together with the Chappell gold medal for outstanding performance. He then studied privately with Benjamin Kaplan and with Helena Costa in Austria as well as participating in masterclasses with Tamas Vasary and Horszowski. Prizes at a number of major international piano competitions followed. 

Concert Experience

Since his Wigmore Hall début he has performed in the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, The Maltings, Snape (with the 'cellist Mtislav Rostropovitch as part of the Aldeburgh Festival) and on BBC radio and television. He has performed Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Owain Arwel Hughes in the presence of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. 

In addition to frequent recitals in the UK he has performed overseas in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain Norway, Ireland, Japan and Hong Kong. He has given highly successful recitals to capacity audiences at London’s Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, in addition to a number of concert tours, both in the UK and overseas. 


He has made a number of highly acclaimed CD recordings including a release - by the French company CMC on the Enteleky Classics label - featuring performances of the Liszt B minor and the Brahms F minor sonatas. A CD of a live recording of one of his Wigmore Hall recitals - featuring sonatas by Beethoven, Scriabin, Lipkin and Chopin – is available on the Claudio Records label. 

Other musical activities and concert news

Jeremy Carter is on the teaching staff of a number of colleges in the UK, and has been a mentor on the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’s professional development panel since 1999. He joined the panel of examiners for the Associated Board in 1997, examining at both grade and diploma level in the UK and overseas in Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. He is a frequent visitor to Hong Kong and Macao, where he gives masterclasses and seminars. 

Jeremy Carter also appeared recently at the prestigious Macao Cultural Centre, both in recital and as the soloist in Beethoven’s piano concerto number 4 in G major. 

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