Canadian marimbist Anne-Julie Caron has a career both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She has made her mark on the world musical scene with her sensitivity, depth, and wide spectrum of tonal colors. For the Argentinean composer Guillo Espel, one of whose works is featured on this recording, she is "one of my favorite marimbists in all the world." She won the 2007 Opus Prize as “Discovery of the Year”; the 2nd Prize at the 2006 International Marimba Competition in Linz, Austria; the 2005 Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s Standard Life Competition; and the 2004 Prix d’Europe.
Highlights of her career, which is still in its early phase, include her New York debut in 2007 and appearances at PASIC, at the Festival Internacional de Marimbistas (Mexico), at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival (USA), and at numerous Canadian festivals (Ottawa, Cool Drumming, Lanaudière, Vancouver, and Ideacity). She has also performed as soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. An enthusiastic teacher, Anne- Julie Caron has given clinics and masterclasses at PASIC, in Mexico, at the University of Indiana, and in several Canadian cities.
She studied with Carol Lemieux at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec from 1994 to 2003, graduating with a unanimously awarded Prix
avec Grande Distinction, and with the internationally renowned marimbists Nancy Zeltsman, Bogdan Bacanu, and Keiko Abe.