Originally from western Massachusetts, Carson Marshall started playing violin at the age of 3. Born in a musical family, he was exposed to various musical genres and loves folk music, jazz, and free improvised music. He has had a varied career as a chamber musician, improviser, soloist, and orchestral player, and intimately knows the demands of a full-time performing career.
Carson studied violin with Paul Kantor at Rice University in Houston, Texas. After receiving his BM and MM, he became a violin fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. He has attended the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. During his New World Symphony fellowship, Carson founded Clearing the Stage LLC, which combines music and meditation to deepen the audience’s listening experience and build emotional resilience. Carson earned his 100-hour mindfulness teacher training from Dharma Moon and Tibet House.
Carson’s sensitivity to sound and mindfulness training deeply informs how he works with clients. He creates a supportive environment for the client to feel confident in their decision and helps his clients find the ideal blend of tone color, character, and playability to support his client’s voice and vision.
When not practicing or traveling, Carson can be found meditating, fly fishing, rock climbing, tending to his Bonsai, or cooking for his friends or family.