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Anne-Julie Caron

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Canadian marimbist Anne-Julie Caron sets herself apart on the world musical scene by her sensitivity, depth, and wide spectrum of tonal colors. For the Argentinean composer Guillo Espel, she is "one of my favorite marimbists in all the world." She won the 2007 Opus Prize as “Discovery of the Year”; the 2nd Prize at the 2006 International Marimba Competition in Linz, Austria; the 2005 Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s Standard Life Competition; and the 2004 Prix d’Europe.

Highlights of her career include her debut cd " La Rencontre" on ATMA label, her New York debut in 2007, several duet performances with Emmanuel Séjourné and solo appearances at the IV Festival Internacional de Percusión Tamborimba (Cali, Colombia), the VI Festival Internacional de Marimbistas (Tasbasco, Mexico), the Zeltsman Marimba Festival (USA), the PerKumania Percussion Festival (France), the Festival Internacional de Marimbistas (Mexico), at PASIC (USA) and at numerous Canadian festivals (Ottawa, Cool Drumming, Lanaudière, Vancouver, and Ideacity). She has also performed as soloist with several orchestras including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.

An enthusiastic teacher, Anne-Julie Caron is the professor of percussion at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec. She has also given clinics and masterclasses throughout the world including at PASIC (USA), in Mexico, Colombia, at the Indiana University, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, and in many Canadian universities including McGill University, University of Toronto, University of Vancouver and Université de Montréal.

She studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec from 1994 to 2003, graduating with a unanimously awarded Prix avec Grande Distinction, and with the internationally renowned marimbists Nancy Zeltsman, Bogdan Bacanu, and Keiko Abe.

Anne-Julie Caron is an Innovative Percussion and Pearl/Adams performing artist.