Thursdays @ Three: Maggie Carter

Maggie Carter

June 30, 2022: Host Christa Wessel welcomes 16-year-old double bassist Maggie Carter, All Classical Portland’s 2022 Young Artist in Residence! She’ll be accompanied on the piano by María García, the station’s 2022 Artist in Residence.


Maggie Carter began double bass lessons at age nine with former Oregon Symphony bassist Nina DeCesare and currently studies with Jordan Anderson, Principal Bass of the Seattle Symphony. She is in her fourth year in the Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Philharmonic Orchestra, where she is the principal bassist. In 2019 Maggie won the International Society of Bassists 14-and-under Solo Competition. She was the first prize winner of the 2020 Oregon Mozart Players Young Soloists Competition and the 2021 Oregon ASTA Solo Competition. In 2019 and 2021, Maggie was the runner-up in the PYP Concerto Competition and recently performed Bottesini’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2 with Camerata PYP. She was a member of the NYO2 National Youth Orchestra in 2020, and in 2021 she attended Interlochen Arts Camp as the recipient of the Lawrence Hurst Endowed Double Bass Scholarship. Maggie will attend Boston University Tanglewood Institute this summer. She has performed for double bassists such as Edgar Meyer, Paul Ellison, François Rabbath, and John Clayton, among many others.

Maggie is All Classical Portland’s 2022 Young Artist in Residence. Learn more about the station’s Young Artist in Residence and Young Artist Ambassadors programs.

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