Carol Cook

Viola

Principal

Carol is currently a member of the Rembrandt Chamber Players in Chicago with whom she performs a wide variety of works for small ensemble ranging from baroque to contemporary commissions. Carol has also appeared as a chamber musician at summer festivals in Banff, Verbier, Montreal, La Jolla, Chambermusic Northwest, Mimir Festival and Cactus Pear Festival in San Antonio. Carol was featured on the "Rising Star" series for two years running at the Caramoor International Festival in New York, and she performed with musicians such as Donald Weilerstein, Arnold Steinhardt and Claude Frank as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi. Carol is a former member of the Appalachia Waltz Trio with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Mark O'Connor. The trio toured extensively throughout the US. and released its debut album, Crossing Bridges, to rave reviews in November '04.

Cook holds degrees from The Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory and Guildhall School and studied with David Takeno, Roland Vamos, Hsin-Yun Huang. She studied at the Verbier Academy in Switzerland with Yuri Bashmet, Paul Neubauer, and Roberto Diaz, and has also studied privately with Li-Kuo Chang.