Carolyn Gadiel Warner
Chamber Music, is a native of Canada and began studying piano at age three. Later taking up the violin, she graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in both instruments and earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano and violin, respectively, from the University of Toronto. Her postgraduate education includes three years at the Paris Conservatory of Music under Canada Council and French Government scholarships, from which she graduated with a First Prize in 1975. Before joining the violin and keyboard sections of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1979, where she now holds the Marc Swartzbaugh endowed assistant keyboard chair, Ms. Warner served for four years in both capacities with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed on numerous occasions as piano soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, and as a member of the keyboard section is called upon to perform on the piano, celesta, harpsichord, organ, harmonium and synthesizer. During her years abroad, Ms. Warner performed over Radio-France in both Paris and Lyons and spent two summers as a performing member (in both instruments) of an international festival in Grasse, France. In August 2000, she performed at the Edinburgh Festival to a capacity audience at the Queens' Hall in a concert simulcast over BBC Radio. Ms. Warner is a founding member, with her husband, violinist Stephen Warner, of The Cleveland Duo and of The Cleveland Duo and James Umble, noted classical saxophonist. Both groups tour actively throughout North America. She has transcribed numerous musical scores of Ravel, Bartók, Piazzolla, Gershwin, Satie and John Adams, among others, for the trio and has secured exclusive performance and recording rights to these adaptations. She was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1987.
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