Harry Kerr was born in London and began learning violin at the age of seven. Four years later he was accepted into the Purcell School of Music on a full scholarship from the Yamaichi Foundation. At eighteen he went on to the Royal College of Music (RCM) to study with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky.
Whilst studying at the RCM, where he was awarded prizes such as the Constant and Kit Lambert Studentship, the Countess of Munster Soloists, and the KPMG Martin Musical Award, Harry was invited to perform not only in the major recital venues in London but also in Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Iceland, South Korea and Bermuda.
A Senior Exhibition Scholarship enabled him to further his studies as a postgraduate at the RCM, after which he moved to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama – now known as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – where he completed his Masters Degree and where he was awarded the Schubert Recital Prize. At this time he began collaborating with his duo partner, pianist Eleni Mavromoustaki, with whom he has toured extensively.
Harry is currently a tutor for the London Music Masters’ Bridge Project; a music education initiative which provides high quality, long term musical instrument tuition to children from diverse communities in inner-city primary schools.