Carolyn Watson graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education (Honours) degree majoring in Violin Performance and Music Education from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She then began a Masters in Musicology and worked as a professional violinist before accepting a place at the prestigious Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét , Hungary. Carolyn spent two years in Hungary where she also studied Violin at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. For the duration of her time in Hungary, Carolyn was the recipient of a Hungarian Government Scholarship for Postgraduate research. After graduating with an Advance Diploma, Carolyn moved to Dresden, Germany, where she studied Violin at the Musikhochshule Carl-Maria Von Weber. She has played with numerous orchestras in Australia and in Germany and has performed at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the London Proms and the Atlanta Olympic Games.
Carolyn has written Education Programmes for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and has had articles published in various Music Education journals. She has also worked extensively with young ensembles at the Sydney Conservatorium and the Australian Institute for Music and has participated in Symphony Australia’s conductor Development Programme. Carolyn is a member of the Music Department at sydney Grammar school where she teaches violin, chamber music and conducts a wide range of ensembles. As a violinist, Carolyn has presented two solo recitals over the last year and has appeared as a soloist with The Occasional Performing Sinfonia, The Beecroft Orchestra and The Mosman Symphony. Carolyn has also worked with the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra and conducted The Western Youth Orchestra.
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