Carol Sindell

The Florestan Trio

Carol Sindell, born in 1948, began studying the violin with Josef Gingold at the age of seven. A year later she gave her first solo performance with orchestra playing a Mozart Concerto. At the age of eleven she was the youngest soloist ever to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra, playing the Mendelssohn Concerto under the direction of Robert Shaw.Her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra was followed by successive orchestral and recital engagements. In 1962, Ms. Sindell had the honor of being accepted as a student of Jascha Heifetz, and the following year performed on an international broadcast as an outstanding representative of the Heifetz Master Class. While a student at the Juiliard School, she was influenced by mentors such as Ivan Galamian, and Erica Morini. Ms. Sindell was the winner of the Friday Morning Music Club Competition in Washington,D.C., and the International Advisory Council Competition in Chicago. In 1972 she was awarded the Martha Baird Rockefeller Grant for performance. After her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1974, she played throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe both as a soloist and ensemble player. She was a featured artist on a national tour with Music from Marlboro, playing at the Metropolitan Museum, Tully Hall, and the Smithsonian Institute.

Ms. Sindell has participated in numerous festivals, including Chamber Music Northwest, Park City International Music Festival, and Rencontres Musicales in Arc-et-Senans, France. As a member of the Florestan Trio, she has toured internationally, and recorded a CD. Other CDs include Duos for Violin and Cello, as well as numerous collaborations with other esteemed colleagues.

In addition to a busy concert schedule, Sindell is a Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at PSU. She has made an outstanding career as a teacher and coach, and enjoys the accolades received by her many gifted students.