Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Carolyn Blackwell has shared the stage with esteemed artists such as Martin Beaver, Geoff Nuttall, Daniel Phillips and Mayumi Seiler.  She is guest violist with the Artists of The Royal Conservatory and the Art of Time Ensemble. Carolyn is a member of the Canadian Opera Company and a busy freelancer in Toronto – she has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The National Ballet of Canada, The English National Opera and is violist of the Tokai String Quartet.  She completed her studies with Nick Pulos and Steven Dann.  Carolyn is an avid chamber musician who performs annually at Cervo Chamber Music Festival (Italy), Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove (UK)  and is a member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland).  She can be heard on CBC and BBC Radio.