Joseph Carver is a graduate of both the Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music. In addition, he obtained his DMA degree from Stony Brook University where he was a student of Julius Levine and Arthur Haas. Carver augmented his studies as a fellowship student at the Aspen, Tanglewood and Marlboro festivals.
A resident of France, Carver has performed with many major European ensembles: L’Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Collegium Vocale, Les Arts Florissants, l’Ensemble Modern, Les Talens Lyriques et la Chambre Philharmonique. He has also pursued an interest in chamber music, having performed with l’Ensemble Philidor, l’Ensemble Pulcinella, l’Ensemble Jannequin, the Takacs and Cherubini quartets and at the Marlboro, Loingtaine, Prussia Cove, and Crete Senesi festivals.
Carver received the Henry Cabot prize for outstanding orchestral musician at Tanglewood, and a Grammy nomination in the chamber music category for a recording of Schubert’s “Trout” quintet. He taught double bass and chamber music at Stony Brook University from 1999 till 2008, and is currently teaching in a historic performance Masters program at the University of Poitiers, France.