carolyn regula, cello
Carolyn Regula began cello at the age of 8, studying under Lauren Chaney Mann. She has been in orchestras since she was 10 and performed in her first master class at age 11. She was in the NH Youth Orchestra for six years, where she held principal chair since the age of 11. Carolyn won the NH Youth Symphony Concerto Competition at the age of 15, and was a finalist in the NH Philharmonic Competition at the age of 16.
In high school she joined the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and toured in England during their 2010-2011 season. She's also attended summer festivals such as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Hidden Valley Music Masterclass Seminar, and the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. At such camps, Carolyn has been chosen for prestigious performances, such as BUTI's "Tanglewood on Parade,” Bowdoin's faculty recital series, and alongside the Cleveland Orchestra during their 2016 summer series at the Blossom Music Center.
After high school Carolyn was accepted into the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, studying with Michael Reynolds of the Muir Quartet. As a student, she was rewarded the Undergraduate Presser Scholar Award in 2014, and graduated in May of 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Cello Performance and Music Theory & Composition. She was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for having the highest graduating GPA in her class.
Carolyn strives to be an avid cello performer, being a featured soloist with the New England Repertory Orchestra (NERO) in February of 2015, and with the Nashua Chamber Orchestra in June of 2016. She is currently attending BU’s conservatory again this year as a graduate student, studying for a Master’s Degree in Cello Performance.
Her cello instructors have included William Rounds, Stephen Geber, Peter Howard, and Mike Reynolds. Her current teacher is Mihail Jojatu of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Cello Quartet. While studying composition, she also studied under Martin Amlin and Ketty Nez. As a chamber musician, Carolyn has worked with members from the Muir String Quartet, Ying String Quartet, and Time for Three.
Carolyn's cello is of German origin dating back to circa 1900, unknown maker.