Anne-Julie Caron performs music by composers from all over the globe in order to show us what the marimba can do and how much sound can be realized from an instrument constructed of simple wooden bars.
Anne-Julie began her musical studies on the piano at the age of four and went on to receive a Masters degree in percussion at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec. She also studied privately with renowned soloists Nancy Zeltsman and Bogdan Bacanu (Austria) and had the unique chance to take masterclasses with Keiko Abe. She has won numerous international prizes including the prestigious 2007 Opus Prize as “Discovery of the Year.”
Highlights of her career include appearances at international music festivals such as Festival Internacional de Marimbistas (Mexico), Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Festival International du Domaine Forget, Cool Drumming, Festival de Lanaudière, Festival Vancouver and more. She also continues her association as a percussionist with the Québec Symphony Orchestra.