Born in Kuala Lumpur, Carolyn graduated from Miami University, Ohio with a Masters in Piano Performance under Dr. Siok Lian Tan. She also holds the LRSM and FTCL performance diplomas as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 2015, she became the first Malaysian to be awarded the FRSM in piano performance with a distinction. Past teachers include Ms. Tara Subramaniam, Professor Snezana Panovska, Mr. Loo Bang Hean and Mr. Rickie Oui.
Having won awards and prizes locally and internationally, she has performed both as a soloist and a collaborative pianist in music festivals, recitals and competitions in the USA, Taiwan, Korea, Macau, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. As a soloist, she appeared in the KL Piano Gala 2013 and performed the Saint-Saens 4th Piano Concerto with the Penang Philharmonic in the same year. In 2014, she premiered works of two Malaysian composers at the KL Piano Gala Concert and appeared in a duet concert in Kuala Lumpur. Subsequently, she was invited again to be part of the KL Piano Gala in 2015 and 2016. She will also be featured as a soloist in 2016 with the Selangor Philharmonic Orchestra.
Carolyn has given masterclasses locally and abroad. She teaches at UCSI University and Universiti Putra Malaysia, and is the Music Consultant of LS Music Sdn. Bhd. (Yamaha), where she conducts Teachers Training and Advancement Programs.