Carson Ling-Efird, cello

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Meet Carson

Carson performed on Show 391, broadcasting the week of November 9, 2020.

Carson Ling-Efird (cello) 15, is from Seattle, Washington and is in the tenth grade at Ballard High School. Carson is not only a cellist, but also a composer and pianist. She currently studies with Seattle Symphony cellist Nathan Chan and collaborative pianist Dr. Li-Tan Hsu. She also studies composition with Sharon Van Valin, and piano with Helena Azevedo. Carson made her solo debut with the Seattle Symphony at the age of 12 and her international solo debut with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra Youth in 2020. Outside of playing and composing music, Carson’s interests include dancing, traveling, and listening to K-pop and C-pop.

Listen to Carson

Show 391
Capriccio for violoncello and piano by Lukas Foss, with pianist Li-Tan Hsu