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After completing her Masters of Music, Caron Chan studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Formerly a First Violinist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Ms Chan currently plays with the Opera Australia Orchestra and is a guest musician with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as Guest Concertmaster with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Guest Concertmaster and Soloist with the Metropolitan Orchestra.
A respected pedagogue, Ms Chan has taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the Rising Stars, Bachelor of Music and Music Education programs. She presented a session on Shifting Technique at the inaugural Australian Violin Pedagogy Conference in 2006.
Ms Chan is committed to music in the community and regularly takes her students to perform music for cancer patients, their families and carers at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She also supports Serendip Strings, a not-for-profit string school in Sri Lanka, by organising donations of strings, instruments, accessories and sheet music.
- Chief Examiner – Strings, AMEB (NSW)
- Co-Convener – Australian Violin Pedagogy Conference (2017)