Darren Carter

Dallas, TX

Baylor University, BM Violin Performance, 2022
DePaul University, MM Violin performance, 2024

Darren Carter is a graduate student at DePaul University. He has attended festivals such as the Round Top Music Festival and Chautauqua Institution, and in 2022, he won the Semper Pro Musica competition and performed in Carnegie Hall. Darren plays professionally with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. His teachers include Susan Younghans, Eka Gogichashvili, Kathryn Steely, and I-Hao Lee.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
The Emerson quartet follows me on Instagram.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Gustav Mahler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Listening to music.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I hope to learn how to become a better orchestral player.