Carolyn Gadiel Warner has been a member of the violin and keyboard sections of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1979, where she now holds the Marc Swartzbaugh endowed assistant keyboard chair. She is a founding member of The Cleveland Duo with her husband, violinist Stephen Warner, and of The Cleveland Duo and James Umble, both groups which tour actively as concert performers and artists in education throughout the US, Canada and abroad. She can be heard with both ensembles on the Cappella, Dana, Klavier and Centaur labels.


  • BM in piano performance, University of Toronto
  • MM in violin performance, University of Toronto
  • First prize in violin and chamber music from the Paris Conservatory with Canada Council and French Government scholarships

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Faculty, 1987present
    • Director, Preparatory Chamber Music, 2013–20