Carol Rice - Berkeley Symphony

Carol Rice

Cello — Principal


Carol has been the Principal Cellist of Berkeley Symphony since 1982.

​“There were eloquent solos from violist Tiantian Lan and cellist Carol Rice in their respective moments in the spotlight.” — Joshua Kosman, reviewing for the San Francisco Chronicle

​She is also a member of Symphony Silicon Valley, and plays with a variety of other groups around the Bay Area. She was formerly principal cellist of Monterey Symphony and Santa Cruz Symphony.

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  • Hometown: Miami, FL
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  • Started playing at age 11
  • Started playing with Berkeley Symphony in 2011
  • Favorite composers: Bartok, Shostakovich and Mozart.
  • Favorite works featuring my instrument: Shostakovitch 10, 9, 8…for contrabassoon-Salome
  • Favorite Bay Area activities: Restaurant exploration. 
  • Recent reading: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn 
  • Recent listening: Bartok’s Contrasts