Ottawa's Live Session Violin Player

About Me

Bio

Starting with classical at the age of 6, I studied the Royal Conservatory of Music and followed  the Suzuki method books. 


After playing classical for many years, I decided to learn music by ear. Playing along to the Beatles music, I started to learn how to improvise. 


 I have been reaching out to various styles of music  including Gypsy, Tango, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal and Celtic music as well as improvisational. With my variety of genres, I can play pretty much any style of music. 


I started playing live in 2006 and have played and recorded with multiple bands. 


I have had the opportunity to tour all across Canada to Inuit and Aboriginal communities with Twin Flames and to Tokyo with leMeow. 


I have met so many wonderful people and very talented musicians throughout my musical journey and can't wait to see what will be next.


Artists

 Amos the Transparent
Caviar
Chris Gagnon
Connor Mercury
Dang Guilty

 Drake Jensen
Dry River Caravan
Dusty Drifters
Eric Eggleston
For Crying Out Loud
Flying Horses
Gutta King Chris
Gunsmoke
Ilvekyo

 Iva Music (Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merrit)
Jack Pine and the Fire

 Jackson Miles

 Joe Brownrigg
Justin Duhaime
Lefty McRighty
leMeow
Loon Choir
Lucky Ron
Marc Charron
Mystery Pill
Ninety Pounds of Ugly
Pony Girl
Ryan McIntyre
Ray Harris
Red Light Saints
Sandi Skye
Sean McCann

Sean Oliver

Single Bed Carousel
Static Revolt
Terry Tufts
The Bank Robbers Union
The Beer Barons
The Bible All-Stars
The Seasick Mammas
The Valveenus

 The Whiskey Standards
Tremolocaust
Twin Flames
Uncle Sean and the Shifty Drifters

Awards

Yamaha Asian Beat Music Competition 

Tokyo, Japan, 2016

leMeow (representing Canada)

2nd Place


Canadian Folk Music Awards 2017

Twin Flames 

Best Folk Band

Emerging Artists of the year 

Best Album of the year 


Indigenous Music Awards 2017

Twin Flames

Best Folk Album



Events I played at:

Asian Beat Music Comp. 2016

Bash Noir 2015
CHEO's HALO Kicks for Kids 2015

Diner en Blanc 2018
FeverFest 2012
Folk on the Rocks 2016
Havelock Country Jamboree 2014-2018
Johnny Cash Birthday Bash 2011-2014
Lunenburg Folk Festival 2016
Live 88.5 Showcase 2015
Marvest's City Folk 2015
Montreal Burlesque Festival 2013
Montreal’s Beards and Broads 2013
Nuit Blanche 2012
NXNE 2012
O’Christmas Tease 2012
Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 and 2015
Ottawa Burlesque Festival 2014-2015
Ottawa Folkfest 2011
Ottawa Fringe Festival 2012
Ottawa Tulip Fest 2011
Tiki Terror 2013
NYE The Gatsby Gala 2013
NYE Mad Hatter's Ball 2014
Who the Hell is Billy Festival 2012

Services

Solo Violin

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I can play along to a DJ or a full band.

Lead Vocals & Harmonies

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I can sing lead or backup vocals.

Duo

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Duo for ceremonies, cocktail hour, corporate parties, background music, and more. 

Video

Audio

Booking & Inquiries

Karolyne LaFortune Music

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

(613) 851-4224

Iron X Fitness Inc.

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Karolyne is the Owner of Iron X Fitness Inc., a pole fitness studio in Ottawa

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