Carolyn Farnand

Violist Carolyn Farnand is known for her love of collaboration and versatility performing in diverse musical styles. She recently joined the Nu Deco Ensemble for their major-label debut EP Duende on Sony Music Masterworks. Carolyn’s passion for new music has also brought her to the prestigious Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. In addition to contemporary music, Carolyn has a deep appreciation for early music. She has been featured as a soloist with Les Violons du Roy and joined Juilliard415 for a memorable three week performance tour in New Zealand.

Carolyn is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Toronto, and she was a Temerty fellow during her Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School. She is a grateful alumna of the New World Symphony. She is thankful for the inspiration from her former teachers: Carol Rodland, Toby Appel, Steven Dann, Cynthia Roberts and Eric Nowlin.

Carolyn has enjoyed participating in music festivals all over the world including the Aspen Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Scotia Festival, Domaine Forget, Brott Festival, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

Carolyn is excited to begin her first season with Symphony Nova Scotia! She is also looking forward to chamber music performances with Candlelight Concerts, the Inner Spaces Concert Series, and the Music Room Chamber Players Series.