Carolyn Ginnever, Cello
Moving to Columbia, Maryland with my husband, Richard, 4 children, 4 dogs, 7 cats and 1 boa constrictor was quite the adventure in June of 2001. In August of 2001 I auditioned for the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and have been enjoying music with them on a weekly basis for 9 years. Several years ago I joined Classical Encounter String Quartet. The quartet has been going to Summer String-In for many years and I joined in that adventure! How delightful to have the opportunity to play every day for a week, with no other responsibility!
I began playing the cello in the 4th grade on Long Island, New York. After a hiatus of several years, on a dare, I began taking lessons to “brush up” and in 1980 began playing with the Nassau Symphony (Symphony of Long Island). Since that time, there has never been a time when I have not been involved with a symphony, quartet and various other playing opportunities.
Before moving to Columbia from Monroe, Louisiana, I played with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, one season as the principal cellist, the DiJullian Quartet, and several churches. All, in all, with great thanks to my Dad, playing the cello has been one of the constants in the adventure called my life.