At the young age of 17, Interlochen Arts Camp alumna, Caroline Goulding (IAC 02-03) received a Grammy award nomination in the “Best Instrumental Soloist Performance” category. She recently released her first CD, which features collaborations with some of the world’s most esteemed artists and released her first CD with Telarc Records.
This honor comes on the heels of numerous other recent successes. Caroline was named “New Artist of the Month” for December 2009 by Musical America and was the youngest winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artists awards. She also graced the cover of the December issue of Strings Magazine.
At Caroline’s side through all of these achievements is a Lobkovicz Amati, dating from 1617. The rare instrument was provided to her through a generous, extended loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago. Caroline received the violin on loan when she was 13 years old.
Caroline graduated from high school last year with top honors and is now in her first year of college at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Caroline’s future looks to be as bountiful as her past with her European debut in Badajoz, Spain this April with the Extremadura Symphony Orchestra.
She has also performed with Béla Fleck, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, the Aspen Concert Orchestra and the Louisville Youth Orchestra and others.
Since 1958, Interlochen alumni have earned 91 Grammy Awards and hundreds of nominations. Many more Grammys have been awarded to orchestras or ensembles in which alumni perform.