Caroline Goulding Receives 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant

Big news for 18-year-old From the Top alum and violinist Caroline Goulding! On March 14, she was one of three recipients of the 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant, awarded at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The other recipients were pianists Benjamin Hochman and Chu-Fang Huang. They join a distinguished list of past Avery Fisher Prize Recipients.

The Avery Fisher Career Grants provide professional assistance and recognition to talented musicians, who the Recommendation Board and Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program believe to have great potential for major careers. An award of $25,000 is given to each recipient to be used in furthering their musical career.

Caroline’s other recent accolades include first prize in the 2009 in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a 2010 GRAMMY nomination for her self-titled debut album, recorded with none other that From the Top host Christopher O’Riley!

This year’s awards announcement and performances by the three recipients will air on Wednesday, March 30 at 9pm on Classical 105.9 WQXR. If you’re not in the New York area, you can listen online at

Congrats, Caroline!