destined for music since childhood.
The Cello Doll began cello at age 8, held a principal chair at age 11 and won her first concerto competition at age 15. She has soloed with the New England Repertory Orchestra, Nashua Chamber Orchestra and has appeared at Boston’s Symphony Hall, Tanglewood, and Carnegie Hall. Her mentors have also included William Rounds, Stephen Geber, Michael Reynolds, Mihail Jojatu, Peter Howard, and Dave Eggar. Carolyn has attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Berkshire High Peaks Festival, and Mostly Modern Festival.
She has earned both a Dual Bachelor’s in Cello Performance and Music Theory & Composition, as well as a Master’s in Cello Performance from Boston University. In 2020, Carolyn graduated with her Performance Diploma from the Mannes School in New York City, studying with Yehuda Hanani.
In addition to live performance and teaching, The Cello Doll's online presence strives to revamp popular opinions on classical music. Since July 2018, she has been making a name for herself on social media as a classical trained crossover artist. Through original arrangements, mash-ups, and compositions, she presents the cello in unique music videos that fuse genres and translate classical music for modern audiences. Her Instagram reached 12K followers within one year, and her YouTube channel has now surpassed 500K views. She has collaborated with musical product brands, living composers, instrument makers, and musicians from around the world. As a mentor, she aims to also have her social media platforms serve as educational resources for other musicians: including videos about her career experiences, cello-related tips, and practicing demos.