Violinist Carolyn Huebl is currently Associate Professor of Violin at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Prior to her appointment at Blair, she was Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Assistant Professor of Violin at Carnegie Mellon University. Critics have called her performances “unfailingly sensitive”, “utterly fearless”, and “pristine”, and STRAD magazine declared that she “possesses a beguilingly warm sound and highly responsive expressive personality.”
Since her appearance as soloist with the Detroit Symphony at the age of seventeen, Carolyn has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Argentina, Europe, and Canada. Upon arrival at Vanderbilt, Carolyn founded the Blakemore Trio with cellist Felix Wang and pianist Amy Dorfman. Engagements have taken the trio to chamber series across the country including a New York debut concert at Merkin Hall. The trio released their first recording of trios by Beethoven and Ravel on the Blue Griffin label. American Record Guide gave special note to the Ravel recording as “Impressionism at its best”. In 2013, they released Gates of Silence, composed for them by Susan Botti, on the Albany label. Together with pianist Mark Wait, Carolyn recorded the works for violin and piano by Igor Stravinsky, and the complete sonatas by Alfred Schnittke. Both recordings were received with great critical acclaim.
Carolyn often performs as concertmaster of the IRIS orchestra, under the direction of Michael Stern. During the summer, Carolyn has been featured on chamber series throughout the country, and is currently on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center and Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival. Her primary teachers include Andres Cardenes, Paul Kantor, and Donald Weilerstein.