Caroline Stinson leads a diverse musical life as a chamber musician, soloist and recitalist of repertoire old and new, and has appeared at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Gardner Museum, and Smithsonian; the Koelner Philharmonie, Lucerne Festival and Cité de la Musique in Europe; and the Centennial Centre in Canada. She has premiered dozens of works, including significant additions to the repertoire from William Bolcom, John Harbison, Paul Moravec, Steven Stucky, and Andrew Waggoner, many during her nine-year tenure with the Lark Quartet. She performed Esa-Pekka Salonen’s solo work YTA III at the composer’s recommendation at Scandinavia House and (le) Poisson Rouge in New York, and performed Elliott Carter’s Triple Duo on two continents with Pierre Boulez. Her solo CD, Lines – European Lineages in American Music, is on Albany Records, and she appears on close to twenty chamber music recordings on Albany, Naxos, Koch, and Bridge.
Before moving to Durham, Caroline taught cello and chamber music at the Juilliard School in New York, at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, and continues to teach at NYU Summer Strings. Born in Canada, Ms. Stinson’s teachers were Tanya Prochazka, Maria Kliegel in Germany, Alan Harris, and Joel Krosnick. She is co-Artistic Director of The Weekend of Chamber Music in the lower Catskill Mountain Region of New York. Fall 2018 marks the beginning of Ms. Stinson’s appointment as Cellist of the Ciompi String Quartet and Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University.