The 26-year-old artist won the €30,000 first prize at this year’s 14th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition, where he performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Carr also won the Audience Prize and the Bergen Philharmonic Musicians’ Prize, and has secured concert engagements and a recording.
Pro Arte director and senior Scandinavian artist manager Kjell Wernøe said: ‘I have known Carr and observed his exceptional artistic and communicating development since he was very young.’
Pro Arte has also signed Carr’s partner, violinist Diana Tishchenko. The duo won the Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon this year.