Caroline is a JUNO Award Nominee for solo classical performance, one of just three Canadian harpists to have been so honoured. She is the only harpist in Canada to have graduated from the renowned Paris Conservatoire with a first prize standing. With over 25 years of teaching experience, many of Caroline's students have achieved advanced levels of performance and received numerous awards and invitations.
Caroline is the founder of the harp program at the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and she ran the program for 20 years. During this period, Caroline had the largest program of its kind for the harp in Canada.
Caroline now has a private studio located in central Ottawa, Canada and teaches at Carleton University and De La High School for the arts. Harp students range in age from seven to adult, and from beginner to advanced levels. Caroline teaches the traditional European School of harp method which is recognized as the approach of choice for the top international performers. Caroline’s teaching program, is focused on developing high caliber performance of classical solo harp, harp ensembles, chamber music, and orchestra audition repertoire. Lessons are provided in an enjoyable setting, tailored to the individual student’s needs and abilities.
Many of Caroline’s harp students have become professional musicians and a number have gone on to advanced studies at major university music schools including: Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music, University of Montreal, and University of Toronto. Several students have won principal harp positions with the National Youth Orchestra and others have been invited to perform at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.
To enjoy the instrument and progress in level, regular practice is necessary in addition to lessons. Caroline provides a program tailored to each individual and their particular needs.
Lyra Angelica Harp Ensembles
Caroline’s Lyra Angelica harp ensembles include harp duo, trios, and quartet ensembles from beginner to University Masters Level. Caroline strives to promote and achieve the highest standards of performing ensembles. Caroline selects students based on their development for the various ensembles. Lyra Angelica ensembles perform in concert invitations as well as outreach to schools and retirement homes.
Caroline is available for master classes specializing in French and Italian repertoire solo, ensemble or chamber.
Caroline is a much sought after judge for perfomrance competitions including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal National Music Competition.