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Caroline Eidsten Dahl (b. 1980) is one of Norway’s most active recorder players. Her training took place under the auspices of Frode Thorsen at the Grieg Academy in Bergen as well as with Dan Laurin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where in 2006 she completed her studies specialising in chamber music.

Caroline is a permanent member of several ensembles including the Woodpeckers recorder quartet, Ensemble Freithoff,

Bragernes Barokk and the Christian IV Consort.

She performs concerts regularly throughout Norway, Sweden and Denmark, both as a chamber musician and a soloist.

In the spring of 2007 she was one of three winners of Concerts Norway’s launch program “INTRO-klassisk” for performances during the 2008–2009 season. Under the direction of Concerts Norway, she travelled to India and China performing Norwegian and Chinese music with musicians from Shanghai.


Caroline has performed at numerous festivals including the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, where she played with Academia Montis Regalis, the Early Music Festival in London, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Oslo Early, the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, and the Oslo International Church Music Festival.

2014 saw the release of Caroline’s debut solo album Blockbird – Norwegian Recorder Music (LWC1069) on the LAWO Classics label, receiving rave reviews both on the home front and abroad. This was followed in 2018 by the release of Sonata Norwegica (LWC1165) on the same label, featuring Norwegian and Swedish baroque music.


In 2019 she released Telemann Recorder Sonatas (LWC1181) with cellist Kate Hearne and cembalist Christian Kjos and in 2021 her solo album with Telemann Fantasias for the recorder (LWC1212) was released. It has received great reviews throughout Europe.

Caroline received the Arts Council of Norway’s scholarship for newly established artists for a two-year period from 2010 to


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