Jonathan Carbin is an adventurous and versatile professional cellist based in Austin, Texas. An experienced and in demand chamber musician, Carbin has served on the faculty of the Austin Chamber Music Center and is a founding member of KLUDGE, an innovative duo that explores the possibilities of cello, trumpet, and electronic media. As an orchestral player, he has performed with the symphonies of Austin, Corpus Christi, and Victoria. Among his former teachers and mentors are world-class artists Joshua Gindele (of the Miró Quartet), Carter Enyeart, and Gregory Sauer.
Equally comfortable outside of traditional classical settings, Carbin has composed for and performed with Quixotic Fusion, a Kansas City, Missouri based group of artists from many disciplines that creates unique, multi-sensory performance experiences. In his latest collaboration, Carbin has joined forces with Rolling Stone acclaimed songwriter Jesse Woods, performing at some of the most important clubs and listening rooms from Austin to Hollywood.
Carbin holds a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and a master’s degree in performance from University of Texas at Austin.