Iris Carr Interview by Emma Hardy
Iris grew up in Philippsburg, a small town near Heidelberg in Germany. Her father was an accountant for the local nuclear power station and her mother looked after both Iris and her two older siblings.
Although her parents were not particularly musical themselves, they did have an appreciation for classical music and her father owned a “nice lute and guitar he used to play occasionally,” she tells me. Iris and her siblings did play instruments, “My sister played the piano and viola da gamba, my brother played trumpet for a few years and I learned to play the violin at the age of seven.”