On the evening of 26th November, we will be hosting an exclusive performance with rising-star cellist, Willard Carter, and pianist Itamar Carmeli. The evening will include a drinks reception and the opportunity to meet Willard and Itamar.
Date: Sunday, 26th November
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Hampstead Garden Suburb
RSVP: Annefirstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place. Early booking recommended
About Willard Carter
Willard started cello lessons at the age of 4 with Elizabeth Anderson. He joined Wells Cathedral School as a chorister at the age of 8 and moved to the Purcell School to study cello with Alexander Boyarsky in 2013. In 2016, Willard joined the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music for additional study of chamber music. In 2018 Willard started learning with Ivan Monighetti at the Escuela de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid and in 2023, Willard starts learning in The Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Frans Helmerson.
In July 2023, Willard performed his first solo recital in the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. Recently, Willard has performed recitals in the Radio Classique Festival in St Malo, where he has been invited back for the 2023 festival, in the Gstaad New Year Festival.
Willard has played recitals all over the world. In England, he has performed in The Wigmore Hall, The Charterhouse, The Goldsmiths Hall, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. He has been selected as a Rising Star for Classic FM. He has also played recitals in New York, in Berlin and in Paris.
Willard has been mentored by extraordinary musicians, in particular Vasily Petrenko as well as Jaap Van Zweden, Ben Palmer and Guy Johnson. Willard has been given the loan of a fine instrument by Vincenzo Postiglione, 1893 by a private sponsor.
About Itamar Carmeli
Itamar Carmeli is a classical and jazz pianist and composer, currently studying in András Schiff’s class at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin.
He previously studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and continued his studies at the Mannes School of Music at The New School, College of Performing Arts in New York.
He completed Arison Campus School of the Arts Tel Aviv and Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, and is a regular recipient of scholarships for excellence awarded by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Itamar also studied at the David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musicians of the Jerusalem Music Center.
He is a graduate of the Henrietta Szold Institute’s National Mentoring Program for Highly Gifted Students in Israel in collaboration with the Weizmann Institute for Science.
Among the festivals and halls where he performed are the ‘Mannes Sounds Festival’ in New York, ‘Pierre Boulez Saal’ in Berlin, the ‘Moscow Meets Friends Festival’ directed by Vladimir Spivakov in Russia, Largo Mahler Auditorium in Milan, ‘Perugia Music Fest’ in Italy, Jerusalem Music Center’, Raanana Music Center, Elma Arts Center, Studio Annette Tel Aviv, ‘Felicja Blumenthal Music Festival’, ‘Excellence – Future Generation’ series at Eden-Tamir Music Center, the ’24 Hour Piano Festival’ in the theater of Jerusalem and the ‘Talin-Tel Aviv Festival’ in Israel.