Carol Gimbel

Carol Gimbel is a performer, producer, educator, and speaker currently residing in Toronto, ON (Canada).  She is the founding and artistic director of Music in the Barns, the visionary concert series, ensemble and storefront studio in Toronto, Ontario, known for high impact, experiential concerts in the 7,500 sq. ft. repurposed performance venue, the Artscape Wychwood Barns.

Gimbel has co-curated the Toronto Summer Music Festival’s Shuffle Concerts and is committed to working closely with Canadian composers. She enjoys traveling and performing, including recent performances with Dan Taylor and the Theatre of Early Music, the Esprit Orchestra and Canadian Opera Company and at the Toronto Summer Music Festival.  

Carol has written for Canada Arts Connect, is published in the Journal of the Canadian Viola Society and was invited to give a presentation and performance at the 2014 International Viola Congress in Los Angeles. Gimbel holds viola performance degrees from both Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music (Houston, TX) and the Glenn Gould School of Music at the Royal Conservatory (Toronto, ON), and currently works closely with her New York mentor Burton Kaplan. She performs on a viola made for her in 1995 by Gabrielle Kundert, a copy of a 1776 Giovanni Batistta Guadagnini.