Caroline Eidsten Dahl

Caroline (b. 1980) was born and raised in Drammen. From 1999 she studied recorder with Frode Thorsen at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, graduating in spring 2003. From autumn 2001 she studied with Professor Dan Laurin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she majored in chamber music and was awarded her diploma in autumn 2006. Caroline has played with leading ensembles in Norway and abroad, including Academia Montis Regalis, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, 1B1 Group, Barokkanerne Norwegian Baroque Ensemble, Bergen Chamber Ensemble, the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Kammer Allegria, the Trondheim Soloists and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

A list of Caroline’s festival performances includes Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, the Oslo Opera Festival, the Stockholm Early Music Festival, the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, the Early Music Festival in London, Festival of the Night in Korpilombolo, the Norwegian Organ Festival in Stavanger, the Winter Night Festival in Oslo, the Grieg Festival in Arendal, Barokkfest in Trondheim, and Johan Halvorsen Musikkfest in Drammen. During the season 2009-2010 Caroline played in the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet production of “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, and she appeared in its production of “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” in spring 2012 and 2016, as well as in Innsbruck in 2017.

Caroline has received a number of prizes and scholarships, among them, finalist in the renowned Yamaha Recorder Ensemble Competition in Cambridge in 1998, and with her Woodpeckers Recorder Quartet in 2010 the Audience Award at the EAR-ly Competition arranged by NORDEM. In spring 2007 Caroline was one of three winners of Concerts Norway’s international programme “Introklassisk”. During 2008-2009 she traveled under the auspices of Concerts Norway to India and China, where she performed Norwegian and Chinese music with musicians from Shanghai. Caroline was a recipient of Government Grants for Artists for newly established artists over two successive years, from 2010 to 2012. Caroline’s first solo album, “Blockbird. Norwegian Recorder Music” (LWC1069), was released on the LAWO Classics label in November 2014

photo: from booklet LWC1165

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