Caroline Goulding Caroline Goulding Wins First Prize in 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions
Violinist joins roster of the celebrated organization and will perform in New York, Washington and Boston during 2010-11 season
Interchanging Idioms couldn't be more pleased to know this outstanding young performer is getting much deserved recognition. Our review of her debut is just the prelude to even more accolades in her future.
New York, NY – On Saturday, November 21st, violinist Caroline Goulding was awarded First Prize at the Finals of the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions held at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
At the age of 17, Caroline is the youngest of the four artists granted the prestigious prize this year. Other winners include 21-year-old American pianist Charlie Albright, 26-year-old Belarusian flutist Aleksandr Haskin, and 25-year-old American mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson. Winners were chosen from ten Finalists, selected out of 146 applicants hailing from 30 countries.
As a First Prize Winner, Caroline will join the roster of Young Concert Artists, Inc., which provides debuts in the 2010-2011 Young Concert Artists Series in New York, in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, and in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as well as management, including concert engagements and career guidance.
This honor caps off a milestone year for Caroline Goulding during which she released her debut album on the Telarc label in August featuring YCA Alumnus, pianist Christopher O’Riley. In September, Caroline performed with Christopher O’Riley at New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge in celebration of her album along with From the Top at the Pops, the new recording from the acclaimed National Public Radio series with the Cincinnati Pops and the late Erich Kunzel on which Caroline performs. Caroline currently appears as the cover artist in the December issue of Strings Magazine and this spring graduated high school with top honors at 16 from Gilmour Academy in Cleveland.
Caroline Goulding’s self-titled debut album – a "marvelous recital of virtuoso morsels" according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer – includes music by Corigliano, Vieuxtemps, Kreisler, Schoenfield, Gershwin and traditional Cape Breton Island fiddling; it features pianists Christopher O'Riley and Janine Randall. Included on the album are John Corigliano’s ‘Red Violin Caprices for solo violin.’ After hearing the recording Corigliano himself commented; “At age 16, she gives a totally individual interpretation to my music. I think she will shortly become a very famous young woman, and only hope that she gives my other violin works a glance.” Donald Rosenberg of The Cleveland Plain Dealer concurs, saying, “Her playing blends refinement with technical flair, lifting every phrase to exhilarating heights.” Her fearless technique, innate artistry and an unadulterated joy for music-making have earned her champions from across the music industry including violinist Jaime Laredo who called her “one of the most gifted and musically interesting violinists I have heard in a long time,” and Alan Fletcher, president and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School who has recognized her “freshness, confidence, radiant technique and perfect optimism wrapped in sparkling beauty.”