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Caroline Almonte - piano

Australian Pianist, Producer and Presenter, Caroline Almonte, has a reputation as a gifted, versatile and sensitive artist.

She studied with Stephen McIntyre at the VCA and Oxana Yablonskaya at the Juilliard School, New York. She has won numerous awards, including the ABC Young Performers Awards and the international chamber music competition in Italy “Trio di Trieste”.

Caroline gives regular solo and chamber music recitals around Australia and overseas. She has performed in the United States, Canada, UK, Italy, South America, Japan and China, appeared at the Edinburgh International Festival, Bologna Festival, Melbourne and Adelaide International Cello Festival, the Dunkeld Weekend of Music, the Huntington Estate Music Festival, the Perth International Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, which included a live broadcast on ABC Classic FM of the Bach Goldberg Variations.

Her many musical collaborations include working with members of the Australia Ensemble, the Australian String Quartet, Escher String Quartet, Flinders Quartet, Yvonne Kenny, Ralph Kirschbaum, Ian Munro, Li Wei, Miki Tsunoda - Duo Sol, Pieter Wispelway, Susie Park, Daniel Hope and Sarah Chang.

Along with violinist Elizabeth Sellars and cellist Molly Kadarauch, Caroline is the founding member of the Sutherland Trio, named in honour of Australia’s matriarch of Australian composition – Margaret Sutherland.

Alongside her stage performances, Caroline continues a prolific teaching career and is passionate about working with young people. She teaches piano and chamber music at the University of Melbourne and has been involved in several projects with the AYO, MYO and AMEB where she recorded and produced the recent solo piano series.

Caroline’s recording career for ABC Classics include the Peggy Glanville Hicks “Etruscan” Piano Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Duo Sol and a recording of English Songs with Yvonne Kenny. She was delighted to support the HUSH music Foundation, performing Nigel Westlake’s Diving with George with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Caroline has completed residencies in New Zealand and China, teaching and performing, including Chu Wang Hua's Piano Concerto with the Shanghai Philharmonic at the international Piano Festival in Shanghai, and performances with the Fujian Symphony Orchestra and Xiamen Philharmonic.

Caroline teaches piano and chamber music at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.

Caroline Almonte has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

24 March 2018 - French Connections

The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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