Carina Reeves - Cello

B.Mus. (New England Conservatory), M.Mus. (NEC)

Carina Reeves (Cello) received both her Bachelor and Master's Degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston studying with Colin Carr, Carter Brey, and Benjamin Zander. Originally, from Vancouver she has played at music festivals all over Canada, the US, and Europe, and her love of contemporary music has seen her perform in the Prague Summer Festival and premiere string quartets at the Enchanted Circle Series in Boston. She has worked with the Juilliard String Quartet and Peter Serkin in Tanglewood, where she was the recipient of Tanglewood's 1998 Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Prize. As a member of the Bomari Quartet, she was in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts International Summer Festival, where she performed with Laurence Lesser and Grammy-nominee Gilbert Kalish.

In Toronto, Carina has performed with contemporary ensembles Soundstreams, Continuum, Numus, and Esprit, and theatre and dance productions with the Art of Time Ensemble, Kaeja d'Dance, and Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. She has worked with such orchestras as the Toronto Symphony, the Boston Philharmonic, the Canadian Opera Company, and Seiler Strings. Carina can frequently be heard on the CBC for such programs as Music Around Us, and also with jazz musicians such as Phil Dwyer, Kenny Wheeler, and Juno Award winning Guido Basso. She has a free improv string trio named Coyote with violinist Parmela Attariwala and Bridget LaMarche.

Bitten by the early music bug many years ago, Carina has trained at the Tafelmusik Summer Institute and with Christina Mahler. Relishing the use of her baroque bow and gut strings has rewarded her with concerts with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, I Furiosi Baroque Ensemble, Toronto's Bach Consort, and countertenor Daniel Taylor. She has also had the privilege of performing in a period style for romantic music with the Orfeo Duo of New York at the Frederick Collection of Historic Pianos in Massachusetts.

Carina has recently been exploring composition, and her first film score (in which she also played and performed) was for Dragonfly, a short film which went to Cannes in 2012, and her first String Quartet called Snapshot was performed at Harbourfront's Music Garden.

Carina has been teaching since she was in her teens, her highlights of her teaching experience includes:

  • Private cello teaching at UTS, 2000 - 2011
  • Kirby String Quartet Summer Chamber Music Workshop, 2007 - 2010
  • Chamber music coach, Music at Port Milford, 2006
  • Chamber music coach, New England Conservatory Prep School, 1997-1998
  • Orchestral sectional leader, New England Conservatory Prep School, 97-98

Carina is very excited to join our fabulous roster of teachers at CMC!

Carina Reeves - cello teacher at CMC
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