Carol started playing the bassoon from the age nine, when her very first music teacher chose her because she was one of the only students who could hold a regular size bassoon – and she hasn’t looked back since!
Since moving from China to New Zealand in 2010, Carol has received numerous national and international accolades for her solo performance, including a Pettman National Junior Academy of Music Scholarship, and several prizes in the Australian Double Reeds Competition.
Carol has performed as a casual musician with several professional orchestras, such as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as one of the soloists alongside her former teacher Ben Hoadley in Vanhal’s Double Bassoon Concerto with Devonport Chamber Orchestra.
Commencing her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2017, Carol says so far it has been one of the greatest musical experiences in her life. She has been working with her wonderful fellow ANAM musicians and world-class bassoon players such as Elise Millman, Matthew Wilkie and Lyndon Watts. She is inspired by the high standard music making in Australia and she is very excited to continue her studies in 2018.
Apart from being a musician, Carol is also involved with multiple activities in the fashion industry and is a big fan of skydiving.
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