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Carol THORNS

CAROL THORNS


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One of  South Africa’s leading cellists, Carol Thorns, completed her Bachelor of Music degree Cum Laude majoring in ‘Cello performance at Rhodes University in 1997.  In addition she completed cello Performing Licentiates through the Royal Schools of Music (RSM) and Unisa (University of South Africa), as well as the RSM Cello Teaching Licentiate.

She has performed with orchestras both locally (PE Philharmonic) and in the UK (Kensington Philharmonic) and in numerous chamber music groups.  Carol founded the group, Muse SQ in 2002  for which she was both manager and cellist.   She initiated the CODA venture in September 2005, which became a hit group. While a full time member of CODA, Carol has continued to pursue a successful solo career and launched her acclaimed new show “Carol Thorns In Red Cello – An Audiovisual Journey” at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010.

Amongst the first electric cellists in South Africa, Carol has performed at over 200 top events including the Elton John Charity Ball, Cape Town Fashion Week, Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series, Vodacom July, Presidents Cup (Fancourt) and the Fancourt Spring Ball etc.She appears extensively in the media and has been interviewed on Top Billing, ETV and Morning Live and has featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Top Billing Magazine, Style, Sarie and numerous daily newspapers.    Performances for the corporate market have taken her beyond South Africa’s borders to the Baltic Sea (on a 6 day cruise for Coca Cola), to Edinburgh for an international corporate conference and to the Seychelles for a fashion show.

More impressively, she has shared the stage the stage with many of South Africa’s top musicians including Arno Carstens, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka and the Soweto String Quartet (at the Elton John show).  She performed at Bidvest ‘Eisha’ 2005 with Elena Zlatkova, TK, Loyiso, Juanita Kruger and the Johannesburg Philharmonic. 

She has also performed on various albums, including the Arno Carstens Hello Good-bye Boys; Jason Glover Breathe  and the 2005 Levi’s sponsored HIV / Aids compilation album  with Flat Stanley, Fokofpolisiekar, Godessa and Arno Carstens.

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