Caroline Hartig is professor of clarinet at The Ohio State University and presently serves as president of the International Clarinet Association (ICA). A world renowned soloist and recording artist, she has appeared with orchestras and contemporary-music ensembles in major concert halls throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Israel.
As a guest artist, Hartig’s most recent appearances include a solo recital at the 2015 ICA ClarinetFest® in Madrid, Spain, as well as solo performances and master classes as the guest classical clarinetist for Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee, Jerusalem, Israel. Her Israeli visit culminated with a finale concert at The Holocaust Memorial, Valley of the Communities, Yad Vashem – Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust – and was broadcast live on national radio. Hartig was also a soloist, chamber musician and artist teacher at the Corsi Internazionali Di Perfezonamento Musicale, Cittá di Cividale del Friuli, Italy and the 29th Annual Camerino Music Festival, Italy.
Hartig has premiered and commissioned works by leading composers, such as Pulitzer Prize winners William Bolcom and Donald Martino, and can be heard on compact disc in Dancing Solo (Innova 512) featuring the clarinet works of Libby Larsen, and Chalumeau (Centaur 2965). Her performance on the Clarinet Brilliante series (Centaur Records, 2808, 2572) has been honored as a Critics’ Choice by the American Record Guide. Her latest release, CaraClarina: Caroline Hartig plays Classical to Klezmer, Vol. 1 (Bremen Radio Hall Records), was recently featured in Fanfare Magazine and The Clarinet.
In addition to an active solo and recording career, Hartig is in demand as a master teacher, clinician and juror. She has adjudicated major competitions, such as ICA’s Young Artist Competition and the Fulbright Panel for Wind Instruments, and served as guest clinician at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference. Her previous college teaching posts include Michigan State University, Ball State University, and Oberlin Conservatory.