Ben Carter

Benjamin Carter has played piano, cello, and ukulele from a young age. He is currently a Year 12 student at Wellington College, where he has been awarded many prizes for artistic excellence. 


He studies piano with Jian Liu and cello with Eleanor Carter. Benjamin has previously had cello lessons with Jane Young, and piano lessons with: Beverley Mosley (his grandmother), Eleanor Carter, Douglas Mews, Stephen de Pledge, and Freddy Kempf. He has played cello in the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta and currently plays in the Wellington Youth Orchestra.


Last year, he was the principal cellist of the NZ Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra as well as the principal cellist for the NZSO National Youth Orchestra. In 2019, he performed the Haydn D major piano concerto with the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta, and in 2020 he performed the first movement of Grieg's piano concerto with the Hutt Valley Orchestra. After this, he performed the first movement of Grieg’s piano concerto with the NZSO in their Young Artists Showcase. In September this year, he will play in concerts at the Martinborough Music Festival for its fifth anniversary. In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys mountain biking, reading, darts, and philately.