MusiciansCaroline Renn

After a decade of playing piano, Caroline decided that one cumbersome instrument wasn't enough and began studying double bass with David Potts at the age of 15. In her earlier years on double bass, she participated in The Arts Unit, Sydney Youth Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra programs in addition to her high school ensembles.

Caroline has recently completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she was offered the Valerie Anderson Scholarship and the Joan and James Armstrong Award. Whilst at the Sydney Conservatorium, she studied with SSO Principal Bass Alex Henery, and held principal positions in the Conservatorium’s Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

Caroline is currently a casual musician with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Orchestra Victoria and Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and has previously performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Western Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras alongside ANAM musicians.

Caroline is looking forward to continuing her training with MSO Bassist Damien Eckersley at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2020.


Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Elizabeth & Ron Rosanove, James Turnbull, Barry and Joan Miskin, Barry Jones AC and Rachel Faggetter

Photo by Pia Johnson

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