Carolyn Warner, violin/piano
CAROLYN GADIEL WARNER, pianist and violinist, is a native of Canada and began her musical education with the piano at age 3. Later taking up the violin, she earned degrees in both instruments from the University of Toronto and the Paris Conservatory of Music from which she graduated with a First Prize. Since 1979 Ms. Warner has been a member of both the violin and keyboard sections of The Cleveland Orchestra where she holds the Marc Swartzbaugh endowed assistant Keyboard Chair. Ms. Warner has appeared on several occasions in solo roles with The Cleveland Orchestra in concerti by Bach and Saint-Saens. As part of her Assistant Keyboard role with the Orchestra, Ms. Warner has performed on piano, celeste, harpsichord, organ and synthesizer. She is also on the chamber music faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she founded an annual recital series, since 2004, entitled “Carolyn Warner and Friends”, the most recent of which, in September, 2016, was part of a series dedicated to the life and legacy of Pierre Boulez. She also is Director of the Preparatory Division of Chamber Music and Co-Director of the Case Western University Chamber Music Division. Ms. Warner is a founding member, with her husband, Stephen Warner, also a violinist in The Cleveland Orchestra, of The Cleveland Duo and The Cleveland Duo & James Umble, both groups which tour actively throughout North America as well as Mexico and Australia. She has recorded for the Cappella, Dana and Klavier record labels. The Cleveland Duo has been profiled, among other publications, in Strad Magazine.