"She is a fair-haired angel with a bow, who, when on stage, has such grit and musicality as to leave you breathless. On the four chords of her violin, Caroline Campbell knows how to be an acrobat without a safety net, she knows how to seduce, to move people and make them dance. It is always a great joy to share the stage with such a brilliant and charismatic artist."
- ANDREA BOCELLI
Violinist Caroline Campbell has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, and many other symphony orchestras. She has soloed in prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, and in exotic locations from Kuala Lumpur to the Sydney Opera House. In high demand both in the classical and popular scene, she has been nicknamed "violinist to the stars" and hand-picked to play duets with world-renowned artists including Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Steven Tyler, Adam Levine, Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, David Foster, and Seal.
Caroline tours regularly with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, with whom she has appeared with the Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Shanghai, NY Pops, Atlanta, Boston Pops, Houston, Malaysian, and St. Louis Symphonies. Her concerts with Botti have spanned five continents and have varied locations such as the Blue Note jazz club in Milan, NYC's Barclay Arena performing with Barbra Streisand, and an outdoor square in Warsaw celebrating Poland's EU Presidency. She is featured playing Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla on his latest CD, Impressions.
Caroline's televised appearance in 2011 with Chris Botti and Sting in Batumi, Republic of Georgia, led to multiple repeat performances in Georgia, including recitals and concerts with critically acclaimed violinist Lisa Batiashvili and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, performances with Julio Iglesias and Georgian pop star Sofia Nizharadze, and collaborations with young Georgian classical musicians.
She is featured playing duets with Andrea Bocelli on his PBS Special, "Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino", and was featured on his latest album, "Passione". She has performed in concert with him throughout the US, the UK, and South America, including a free, televised concert for an audience of 100,000 on the steps of the famous Basilica of Aparecida. Also look for Caroline being featured in the PBS specials of Rod Stewart, Jackie Evancho, and The Tenors.
Reviewers have concluded that Caroline is "an artist in her own right" and "pulled out all the stops and blew us away with her easy virtuosity - rapid scales and leaps, double-note passages, and harmonics so magical and in tune that they took your breath away," and that "Campbell’s total magnetism as a performer is simply astonishing."
Ms. Campbell's virtuosity and passion have led to recordings and live performances of film music. She recorded for major blockbusters such as "Spiderman" and "Frozen," recorded solo violin for Jennifer Aniston's movie, "Wanderlust," performed the virtuosic "Red Violin" Concerto by Corigliano, and gave a world premiere of Theodore Shapiro's "Suite for Violin and Orchestra" from "The Devil Wears Prada" with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
The release of her live performance of her classical/rock arrangement of "Skyfall" onstage with David Foster on YouTube has positioned Caroline at the forefront of the classical crossover genre and increased her demand in a variety of venues, shows and collaborations outside of traditional classical music.
Caroline has performed and recorded with artists including Black Eyed Peas, Carrie Underwood, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Herbie Hancock, TI, Diana Krall, Alicia Keys, Sarah Mclachlan, Rod Stewart, Colbie Caillot, Rihanna, Neil Diamond, Bette Midler, Lionel Richie, Natalie Cole, John Mayer, Michael Buble, Jaime Foxx, Michael Bolton, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Carlos Santana, Jackie Evancho, Brad Paisley, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban, Daughtry, John Legend, Adam Sandler, and Gnarls Barkley, among many others.
Her TV appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Grammy Awards, American Idol, Dr. Phil, SNL, The Ellen Degeneres Show, MTV Movie Awards, People's Choice Awards, American Music Awards, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O' Brian, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Young and the Restless, and The Tyra Banks Show, among others.
In addition to performing, recording, and making TV appearances, Caroline is devoted to helping young musicians develop a passion for music. She has mentored individual students, coached underprivileged young violinists in Colombia, volunteered in CoachArt in Los Angeles, and is currently helping create music programs and products for young musicians.
Caroline studied violin with David Cerone and Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with BS and MA degrees from Stanford University, where she studied computer science, logic, linguistics, and psychology.
She currently lives in Santa Monica, CA.