Quebec City (Québec), 1969
Composer • Performer (harp)

A brilliant French Canadian harpist and composer, Caroline Lizotte is internationally renowned for her contribution to the harp repertoire. Her works, often awarded and required in competitions, are played and recorded by harpists around the world and are listed among the most influential of the late 20th and 21st centuries for the instrument. Caroline began composing at a young age, she has more than fifty opuses, as well as about fifty original transcriptions for various formations.

Her very last opus Stellar Sonata for electroacoustic harp, was supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and premiered in Paris in 2019. In May 2021 she was among the guest artists of the Dutch Harp Festival in the Netherlands. She will also perform at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff, UK in 2022. Having led a solid career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician for more than thirty years, notably as second harp at the OSM for 23 years, Caroline Lizotte now devotes herself to sharing her art through her creations, editions, concerts, mentoring and by the complete recording of her works.

An Associate composer of the Canadian Music Center, she is also professor of harp at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music.