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23rd July, 2019

23rd July, 2019

New strings

Thanks again to Thomastik-Infeld Vienna for sending a new set of strings!

https://www.thomastik-infeld.com/


6th July, 2019

6th July, 2019

3rd prize for Carlo

Carlo was awarded 3rd prize in the 30th edition of the Flame Competition 2019 in France.

The competition was held in the Conservatoire de Paris in July 2019.


16th June, 2019

16th June, 2019

Scholarship

Since January 2019 Carlo holds a scholarship of the Bischöfliche Studienförderung Cusanuswerk and is envolved in the activities of the foundation.

For more information click here.


30th May, 2019

30th May, 2019

Open Air Concert

As part of this weeks art installation “Ludwig van Beethoven - Ode an die Freude” in Bonn, Germany Carlo performed next to 700 Beethoven statues.

The concert was open air and might be the start signal for the upcoming Beethoven anniversary in 2020.


1st April, 2019

1st April, 2019

Internationale Musikakademie in Liechtenstein

Since March 2019 Carlo participates in the activities of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein.

For more information click here.


10th March, 2019

10th March, 2019

Austria Tour with LGT Young Soloists

Carlo just came back from a tour with LGT Young Soloists with concerts at Graz Congress and Vienna Musikverein.

On the program were pieces by Bottesini, Bruch, Sarasate, Tschaikowski and Deutscher.


New Video

Carlo Lay and Victoria Sarasvathi play Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40 2nd movement.

Online now!


23th February, 2019

23th February, 2019

New Facebook Page

Carlo’s new Facebook Page is online now!

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15-18th February, 2019

15-18th February, 2019

Carlo in Denmark

Carlo spent a few days at the Scandinavian Cello School with British cellist Jacob Shaw to receive a masterclass at the beautiful coast at the southeast of Denmark, located just 500m from the sea.

Video coming out soon!


20th January, 2019

20th January, 2019

Masterclass with Alexander Rudin

As a cellist, Alexander Rudin is one of the leading figures of the Russian school of musical interpretation.

He gave a masterclass in Hannover in January 2019.


6th January, 2019

6th January, 2019

Successful CD Production

The 4th CD recording of LGT Young Soloists and a video production is done! 25 hours recording sessions and a New Years Eve Concert at the Gasteig Munich, Germany were the ending and beginning of 2019!

Stay tuned for the release in 3-4 months on all major platforms sush as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Napster, Amazon…


5th January, 2019

5th January, 2019

Sollima, Violoncellos Vibrez!

Exciting 4 hours of recording session and 23 takes of Sollimas Violoncellos, Vibrez with Polish cellist Oliwia Meiser and LGT Young Soloists for Sony RCA Red Seal!

Stay tuned for the first ever music video of this piece!


21st December, 2018

21st December, 2018

New strings

Thanks to Thomastik-Infeld Vienna for sending a new set of strings for the upcoming CD Production with LGT Young Soloists.

http://www.thomastik-infeld.com/


17th December, 2018

17th December, 2018

CD Production with LGT Young Soloists

Carlo is delighted to record his second CD with LGT Young Soloists. The recording will take place in Munich, Germany starting on the 1st of January 2019.

He will record Vibrez by Giovanni Sollima with Polish cellist Oliwia Meiser.


12th December, 2018

12th December, 2018

Carlo back in Singapore

Second succesfull concert done with Singaporean pianist Nigel Lim. On the program were pieces by Brahms, Fauré, Saint Saens and Piazzolla.

The day before he was delighted to share the stage with pianist Hui Ling Khoo and soprano Lilith Verhelst. The performance included trio pieces by Massenet, Saint Saens, Fauré, Debussy and Du Parc.


8th December, 2018

8th December, 2018

Wokshop at the German European School Singapore

Back in 2017 Carlo had the honor to play for the children aged 3-6 of the German European School Singapore which he visited in the years 2002-2006.

This year he was invited again for a small concert with movements of Bachs Cello Suite No. 4 followed by a teaching session afterwards.


Carlo in Asia

Carlo will be back at his birthplace Singapore with three concerts as a soloist and chamber musician at Victoria Hall with LGT Young Soloists and twice at Steinway Gallery.

2nd December, 2018

2nd December, 2018


17th and 19th November, 2018

17th and 19th November, 2018

Musik in den Häusern der Stadt

Carlo Lay and Bernd Puschmann were invited for the festival "Musik in den Häusern der Stadt" at two special locations in Cologne and Bonn. Both concerts were already sold out after two days. Pieces by Bach, Brahms, Fauré, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Piazzolla were part of the program.


7th October, 2018

7th October, 2018

Live Music Now Hannover e.V.

In November 2018 Carlo passed the audition for the scholarship program of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Hannover e.V.


24th October, 2018

24th October, 2018

Carlo at Lufthansa

Cellist Carlo Lay and Pianist Bernd Puschmann had the honor to perfom a second time in Lufthansa’s venue in Frankfurt, Germany. On the program were pieces by Brahms, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Piazzolla.


Carlo at Bonnensis

As the first winner of the Beethoven Bonnensis Competition 2017, Carlo was invited to this year's "Bürger für Beethoven" event. Pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and Gaspar Cassado were part of the program.

11th October, 2018

11th October, 2018


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Beethoven Academy

Since October 2018 Carlo is involved in the MUTE (Music and Participation) project of the Beethoven Academy and performed in encounter concerts in hospitals in Bonn. On the program were pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and Gaspar Cassado.


Highlights of 2018

Debut with Dvorak’s Cello Concerto

As part of the “Frühlingsspitzen 2018” Carlo was delighted to perfom Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the “Neue Philharmonie Westfalen” under the direction of Prof. Alexander Rumpf.

3rd March 2018

3rd March 2018


24th May, 2018

24th May, 2018

Kölner Philharmonie

As part of the “PhilharmonieLunch” Carlo had the honor to perform in Cologne’s Philharmonie.