South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns has been performing locally and internationally for over a decade. Armed with her striking red cello, she has won fans in India, Dubai and the UK. She was awarded a 4-star rating for her audio-visual show ‘Red Cello Electrified’ at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.

Her popular solo cello album Fireflies In The Rain was nominated for Best Instrumental Album 2010 at the South African Music Awards.


Her acclaimed show ‘Red Cello’ has toured extensively (the UK and Dubai) and to sold out audiences in South Africa (Franschhoek, Plett, Cape Town – On Broadway, Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg etc).


The Red Cello concert opened the St George’s Cathedral ‘Raise The Roof Concert Series’ on the 15th Feb 2012.

Carol has performed regularly in Dubai for events such as The Coca Cola Sustainability Awards in the Berg Kalifah (tallest building in the world) and the Dubai Paris Fashion Show featuring French designers and international media at the One & Only Hotel, Palm Island.


Carol was invited to perform in Hyderbad, India, in December 2009 for a 4000-strong wedding.



Carol Thorns