Carina has held a lifelong love for music. She enjoys a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player and her playing has been described by BBC Radio 3 as ‘singing across the centuries’.
She was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London where she studied with Philip Sheppard and Jonathan Manson, and later with Richard Lester at the Guildhall, supported by the THCW trust.
Carina toured as principal cello with the European Union Baroque Orchestra in 2010 and has since performed as guest principal with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, La Serenissima, Gabrieli Players, Oxford Bach Soloists and Camerata Ireland.
As a soloist, she has performed a C.P.E. Bach Cello Concerto at the National Concert Hall in Dublin with the Orchestra of St. Cecilia (2013), a Leonardo Leo Cello Concerto at the Tilford Bach Festival with the Royal College of Music Baroque Ensemble (2016), and Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto with Vlad Waltham and La Serenissima at St Martin in the Fields (2022).