Carl has performed as guest principal tuba with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, English National Ballet and the London Philharmonic.
He has worked under conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Sir Antonio Pappano, performing on radio and TV with orchestras at the BBC Proms, Glastonbury, the Aldeburgh Festival, cinema broadcasts and in documentaries.
He has appeared on orchestral recordings for the Signum, Winged Lion and NMC labels as well as recording at the major London studios for composers and artists including Charlotte Bray, Mica Levi, Charlotte Harding and the band Bastille.
Carl was a postgraduate student of Patrick Harrild (then LSO principal tuba) at the Royal Academy of Music where his studies were made possible with financial support from EMI Music. While at the Academy, Carl gained his LRAM teaching diploma and also studied serpent and ophicleide with Stephen Wick. After graduating, he was selected as an apprentice tuba player of the London Philharmonic as part of the Foyle Future Firsts scheme, where he received further training from Lee Tsarmaklis (principal tuba, LPO). Prior to studying at the Academy, Carl graduated with a degree in music from Royal Holloway, University of London, where he studied with Martin Knowles (principal tuba, English National Ballet).
Carl has always enjoyed teaching and coaching alongside his performing commitments and has other posts at Highgate School and Royal Holloway, University of London. A number of his pupils have gained music scholarships to leading music departments as well as entry to national ensembles and places at junior conservatoires.
In the world of film, Carl has also worked as a background musician, filming on location and at Pinewood, Leavesden, LH2 and Elstree studios for The Crown, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Military Wives and the TV series The Ipcress File. He is the founder of Denham Screen Sound, a media composition studio.