CARTER, FRANCIS MOWAT (1879-1956) and BRYCE MORROW (1882-1939), musicians, were
born on 17 June 1879 and 15 February 1882 in Melbourne, fourth and fifth sons of
English parents Harold Richard Carter, merchant, and his wife Janet, née Morrow.
Norman Carter was an elder brother. They were educated at Haileybury College.
Frank took up the violin and Bryce at 14 began to learn the cello under George
Howard in Melbourne. About 1899 the family moved to Sydney: Frank rapidly became
prominent and his brother continued studies under the eminent Dutch cellist Gerard
Vollmar and reputedly inherited his master's valuable instrument. In the early
1900s Bryce played with G. R. Allbress's string quartet and by 1907 he was
considered one of the rising stars of Sydney musical circles: he was chosen as an
associate artist in the Sydney concerts for Melba's tour that year; the programmes
included cello sonatas with Una Bourne.
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