Carter Medina, cello

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Meet Carter

Carter performs on Show 434.

Carter Medina (cello), 17, is a junior at Blue Springs South High School in Kansas City, Missouri, and he has played cello since the age of three. He currently studies with Susie Yang, Associate Principal Cellist of the Kansas City Symphony, and has also studied with Christine Broxterman and Avi Friedlander from the Music Institute of Chicago. Carter is the co-principal cellist of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City and the Missouri All State Orchestra. He attends Sphinx Performance Academy at the Juilliard School during the summers and he also attends Heartland Chamber Festival in Kansas City and Ascent Cello Festival at the University of Cincinnati. Carter was featured in an Intel Commercial as a solo cellist in 2020, won the KC Federation of Music Teachers Concerto Competition in 2022 and was runner up in the Missouri Federation of Music Teachers Concerto Competition in 2022. He has performed in live master classes for Zlatomir Fung, Nancy Heir, Tanya Carey, and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Carter plans to attend a music conservatory after high school to continue his cello studies. Outside of music, he loves to be in nature, grow plants, and collect vinyl records.

Listen to Carter

Show 434
SEVEN for Solo Cello, Andrea Casarrubios (b. 1988)