CELLO

CAROLINA GOMEZ

The Bassill Family Chair

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Carolina Gomez started her musical training at age 5. She graduated from the Instituto Musical Diego Echavarria Music Highschool, the only school of its kind in Colombia, in 1994. In 1997, Carolina Gomez was accepted into the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she was also awarded with a talent scholarship. That same year, she was accepted into the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony, and was awarded with a fellowship for the 2000-2002 seasons. 

CELLO

Carolina Gomez 

The Bassill Family Chair

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Carolina Gomez started her musical training at age 5. She graduated from the Instituto Musical Diego Echavarria Music Highschool, the only school of its kind in Colombia, in 1994. In 1997, Carolina Gomez was accepted into the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she was also awarded with a talent scholarship. That same year, she was accepted into the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony, and was awarded with a fellowship for the 2000-2002 seasons. 

Through the Civic Orchestra, Ms. Gomez played under the batons Christoph Eschenbach, William Eddins, Pierre Boulez, Michael Gielen, Neeme Jaarvi, and Daniel Baremboim, among others. Carolina Gomez received her Master's degree from DePaul University in 2002, and a Performance Certificate from the same in 2004. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Gomez has participated in different festivals such as Festival Orchestra of the Europaisches Musikfest Stuttgart for the 2002-2003 seasons. Her chamber music experience includes attending the Colorado College and Manchester Chamber Music Festivals, as well as participating in numerous chamber ensembles at Roosevelt and DePaul Universities. She has collaborated in chamber music performances with artists such as Eteri Andjaparidze and Stefan Hersh, both faculty members at DePaul University, and her performance of Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor was featured in a live broadcast on WFMT. In 2005 Ms. Gomez performed in a concert series that included all of Brahms' piano quartets, collaborating with pianist Eteri Andjaparidze and world-renown violinist Ilya Kaler. She is currently a member of the Vincent string trio. Carolina Gomez has studied with cello professors Ludmil Vassilev, Svetoslav Manolov, Natalia Khoma, and Steve Balderston. She has performed in master classes with John Sharp, Desmond Hoebig, Amanda Forsyth and Yo-Yo Ma. She plays a German cello of unknown maker, dated from 1860.

    "Playing chamber music is like having a wonderful, animated conversation in

    which all involved reveal their innermost thoughts and feelings."

Carolina Gomez, cello

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