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 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 and New Zealand Double Reeds Competition.
Carol has performed as a casual musician with several professional orchestras, such as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, OPUS Chamber Orchestra and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. She 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 it has been one of the greatest musical experiences so far. She had also had great pleasure working with several world-class bassoonists such as Lyndon Watts, Sergio Azzolini, Matthew Wilkie, Ole Kristian Dahl and Sophie Dervaux both in Australia and Europe. She is inspired by the high standard of music making in Australia and is very excited to complete her last year in ANAM in 2019.
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