ABOUT

Caroline Ly – Germeys

Born and raised in France, Caroline has an educational background in both Piano and Art History. She began her training with Armenian pianist Armine Varvarian who studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, and later with Nadia Wininger, a graduate from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (ENMP). She worked as a piano teacher and accompanist in Paris before moving to the USA in 2011. In Boston, she studied with Jeanie Lee (New England Conservatory Continued Ed.), Gregg Pauley and Thomas Stumpf (Tufts University Two-pianos chamber music), Tamara Medoyeva and Veda Kogan.

Caroline holds a Piano Performance Diploma from the Conservatoire de Noisy-le-Grand and received a Second Excellency Prize at the Musica Competition (Paris) in 2010. She has performed in various solo and chamber music recitals and participated in international music competitions (Leopold Bellan, Union Francaise des Artistes Musiciens – UFAM). She is especially interested in the repertoire for two pianos, as well as the music of French composers Ravel and Debussy. Caroline was the Chair of the MTNA (Music Teacher National Association) State Competition in 2016 and 2017. She is currently on the board of NEPTA (New England Piano Teachers Association) and Vice-President of the Dalcroze New England Association. Caroline was a regular pianist at St Vincent de Paul Catholic church, St. Peter Lithuanian Parish and Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel (South Boston), and is currently Music minister at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Cambridge) since 2016.

Aside from piano, Caroline is a member of the Copley Cats, a Boston-based a cappella group, which was featured lately on WGBH’s Sing That Thing! Competition. In the past, she also sang with Colour is Music (Wellesley College), the Mystic Chorale in Arlington, the Revels Singers (Charles Riversing Festival, Cambridge) and was a member of the Orchestre et Choeur des Universités de Paris (OCUP) which performed at the Choralies Festival (Vaisons-la-Romaine), l’Eglise des Invalides and the Grand Amphitheatre de la Sorbonne in Paris.