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Carl Hill

Carl studied viola at the Guildhall School of Music with Mark Knight and Paul Silverthorne.

After leaving college he moved to Athens, and then Spain, where he was principal viola of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.  Carl returned to the UK in 1999, joining the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as sub-principal viola.

Carl is now living in Penarth, and when not performing as principal viola of the Bristol Ensemble, enjoys the diversity of freelancing. He has performed as guest principal viola with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Swan, along with performing concertos and chamber music with various ensembles.

When not playing the viola Carl can often be found swimming in the cold waters of the Bristol Channel!