We are pleased to officially welcome Caroline Bucher in her role as Principal Timpani with the orchestra!

Caroline is a classically trained percussionist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated with her Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance in 2017, studying under Jeremy Epp at the University of Manitoba. Caroline then continued her musical studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There she studied under Ed Stephan, completing her Master of Music in Percussion Performance in 2019. Throughout her studies, Caroline performed with many festival orchestra, including the YOA Orchestra of the Americas, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, and the Pacific Music Festival, touring across North America, Europe, and Japan.

In Winnipeg, Caroline continues to perform as a chamber and orchestral percussionist. She performs regularly with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and collaborates with Cameron Denby, the creator of the Fresh Blood Project. She is also an active clinician and teaches at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts and the Desautels Faculty of Music Prep Studies program.