Carol Thorns

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South Africa's leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns has been performing locally and internationally for over a decade. Armed with her striking red cello, she has won fans in India, Dubai and the UK where she was awarded a 4-star rating for her popular show 'Red Cello Electrified' at the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.

Her popular solo cello album Fireflies In The Rain was nominated for Best Instrumental Album 2010 at the South African Music Awards.

A Cum Laude Bachelor of Music graduate from Rhodes University in South Africa, Carol Thorns has a background in cello performance and entertainment PR. Her passion for taking electric strings into unchartered territory lead her to initiate and build popular brands such as Muse String Quartet, Sterling Electric Quartet and CODA.

Aside from her solo project, Carol is in great demand as an electric cellist. She performs with:

- singer/songwriter Louise Carver (SA)

- with electric harpist Shelley Frost (Dubai)

- in her own band CODA (which blends electric strings with jazz sax, African vocals and a house DJ)

She has shared the stage with many of South Africa's top musicians including Arno Carstens and the Soweto String Quartet, and with America's Got Talent finalists, Nuttin' but Stringz (Bidvest Concerts 2009).