Caroline Maude Durham


Caroline Maude Durham, 16, began studying the violin at age 4 with Doralee Madsen and has also studied with Asheley Watabe. She currently studies with Eugene Watanabe. Caroline enjoys performing and has been featured twice as a soloist on the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute Honors Recital. For the past four years, Caroline has earned an honorable mention in the Utah Symphony Youth Guild recital auditions. Caroline has been principal second violin in the Young Artists Chamber Players and is a full scholarship student at the Gifted Music School. As a member of the Ringtone Quartet, Caroline has studied chamber music with the Fry Street Quartet and has performed at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute. Caroline and her quartet were recently awarded an honorable mention at the Paderewski Festival. In October 2017, Caroline took second place in the senior division of the National Music Teachers Association competition (for Utah). Caroline has participated in several performing groups, including Sotto Voce and Rocky Mountain Strings. She has also performed in master classes with Jerry Elias, Linda Fiore, Baiba Skride, Noah Bendix-Balgley (Berlin Philharmonic), Wei He (San Francisco Conservatory) and Laurie Smukler (Julliard). Caroline was recently selected to to play in the American Protoge Summer Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City this coming June.

She loves to experiment with music and has been known to play the violin while rollerblading and hula-hooping, or trying her hand at the musical saw. Caroline is currently in the IB (International Baccalaureate) program at Skyline High School where she also enjoys playing tennis and writing. Caroline actively shares her music with others in the community and regularly plays at funerals, church services, nursing homes and care facilities. For information on violin tutoring/lessons or booking the Ringtone Quartet for an event, please contact Caroline at mmpingree@yahoo.com