OSO Soloist: Caroline Jaya-Ratnam
Caroline is an Oldhamer formerly of the Hulme grammar School for Girls at which we often perform, and played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Oldham Symphony Orchestra. She read music at Cambridge University holding an Instrumental Award and a Choral Exhibition. She went on to complete her post graduate studies at the RNCM gaining a Masters Degree and a Professional Performance Diploma in solo piano. She was appointed the Geoffrey Parsons Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music for 2000-2002. Caroline is in particular demand as an accompanist and appeared on BBC television and Radio 3 accompanying instrumentalists in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2000 and 2004 competitions. Recognition of her achievements include a Sir Henry Richardson Award for instrumental accompaniment and the John Ireland and Sir Arthur Bliss prizes for song accompaniment. Caroline's career portfolio has included being a subsidiary piano tutor at the RNCM, repetiteur, private piano and violin teacher, and the organist and choral director at St. Matthew's Church near Manchester. Caroline performs regularly across the UK and London appearances have included concerts at the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. John's Smith Square.
Concerts where Caroline Jaya-Ratnam played: