THE STRAD: “...I soon fell totally in love with her modern approach to Bach, for her playing has an infectious joy and rhythmic vitality, and the fast sections exhibit an easy technical mastery."
As the last pupil of legendary Dutch pedagogue and violinist Herman Krebbers, Caroline Adomeit combines the Franco-Belgian and the Russian violin schools.
Her wide ranging repertoire includes more than 300 compositions and more than 90 with orchestra. As well as the standard violin repertoire Caroline loves to arrange music ranging from jazz, film, folk to pop. Caroline`s great interest is to bring classical music to the general public and she greatly enjoys writing and performing virtuoso arrangements of jazz pieces, tangos, musicals and encore pieces but also enjoys transcribing classical pieces.
Her concert series “BACH TO TANGO” in which she combined the Partitas by J.S.Bach with dances from over 300 years ending in a tango led to her first album as a student “BACH TO TANGO” which received a fantastic review by “THE STRAD”.
In 2017 sheet music of piano pieces transcribed for violin and piano by Caroline herself was published by Edition Antes.
Caroline has given many recitals and concerts in Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Holland, France and Great Britain. She has appeared with Daniel Hope and has been featured on both radio and television in Germany and France. Her Debut CD “Bach To Jazz” was chosen by Naxos as “Highlight of the month” and was awarded “the Blue Moon” Award (Canada). Her latest CD “VISIONS” (Thorofon) was released in August 2017 and has received many excellent reviews. Caroline has won many prizes in national and international competitions such as the International Yfrah Neaman Competition, and is the youngest prizewinner in the Mozart Society Competition in Mannheim. She received the “Lichtenberger Musikpreis” in 2014. She has also played with the “Dortmunder Philharmoniker”, Wiesbaden State Orchestra, the „Philharmonie Baden-Baden“, the „Philharmonic OrchestraMainz“, the ”Mainzer Kammerorchester” and the“ Homburger Symphony Orchestra”.
Caroline is an innovative musician who connects with audiences on many levels: her social media presence allows her to engage with over 185,000 classical music lovers and students worldwide. She conceived and realized concerts in Germany in which the public chose from over 50 pieces during the evening to create their own programme. Inspired by feedback from her social media followers this concept is intended to break down the wall between performers of classical music and their audiences. In this form of concert the audience plays a real active part and communication is key to the success of the performance.
She has been successfully teaching bachelor and master students at the “Akademie fuer Tonkunst” in Darmstadt since 2014. Her students have gone on to successful musical careers as teachers and performers or to further study at other prestigious universities such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the McGill Schulich School of Music (Montreal).
She organised performances by students from different departments of the academy (Akademie fuer Tonkunst, Darmstadt, Germany) of her own arrangements ranging from Renaissance music to pop music.
She has arranged music for solo violin and full symphony orchestra and also worked together with other arrangers. Caroline is highly proficient in many different styles. She has given entire solo concerts using a looper machine, including classical and folk music by Paganini and rock, pop, covers of games music and funk music.
She has worked together with artists from many different genres such as jazz and baroque. She has also collaborated with composers of film music.
Caroline seeks to erode the barrier between artists and their audience, a process which was irrevocably begun by the advent of digitalisation and social media. She also believes that artists should give back to society, inspire audiences and unite. She seeks to build communities around classical music blurring the boundaries between genres and moving away from the elitism that has traditionally been such a part of the classical music scene. Her motto remains that there are no borders in good music and that classical music is not elitist. She has raised over 90,000 Euros for various charities and has built a fine reputation throughout Europe.
Caroline Adomeit studied with Prof. Herman Krebbers, Holland, Prof. Kolja Blacher and Prof. Ingolf Turban. She holds an artists diploma with distinction (highest mark) and a postgraduate concert diploma (Soloist diploma) from the music college in Munich, Germany.
Caroline was born into an English-German family of musicians. She speaks English and German fluently, understands some French and Russian and holds a position in a music conservatoire with international students who she teaches in both English and German.