Biography in English
Caroline Eidsten Dahl (b. 1980) was born and raised in Drammen. From 1999 she studied recorder with Frode Thorsen at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, graduating in spring 2003. From autumn 2001 she studied with Professor Dan Laurin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she majored in chamber music and was awarded her diploma in autumn 2006.
Caroline has played with leading ensembles in Norway and abroad, including the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Bergen Chamber Ensemble, the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, the Trondheim Soloists, Kammer Allegria, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and the Oslo Baroque Orchestra.
A list of Caroline’s festival performances includes the Oslo Opera Festival, the Stochholm Early Music Festival, the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, the Early Music Festival in London, the Winter Night Festival in Oslo, the Grieg Festival in Arendal, Barokkfest in Trondheim, as well as Johan Halvorsen Musikkfest in Drammen.
During the season 2009-2010 Caroline played in the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet production of «L’incoronazione di Poppea», and in its production of «Il ritorno d’ulisse in patria» in the spring of 2012 and in 2016.
Caroline has received a number of prizes and scholarships, among them, finalist in the renowned Yamaha Recorder Ensemble Competition in Cambridge in 1998, and in 2010 with her Woodpeckers Recorder Quartet at the Ear-ly Competition, arranged by NORDEM, where the ensemble received the Audience Award.
In spring 2007 Caroline was one of three winners of Concerts Norway’s international programme «Intro-klassisk». During 2008– 2009 she travelled under the auspices of Concerts Norway to India and China, where she performed Norwegian and Chinese music with musicians from Shanghai.
Caroline was a recipient of Government Grants for Artists for newly established artists over two successive years, from 2010 to 2012.
Caroline released her first solo-CD: "Blockbird. Norwegian Recorder Music" on the label LAWO Classics in November 2014.