Carina Vincenti, born and raised in Seattle, WA, began her violin studies in the Coleman Studio and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras at age seven. She received a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Jaime Laredo. Prior to accepting her position with the VSO, Carina completed one year of her Master of Music degree with Bill Preucil, performed in both Canton and Akron Symphony Orchestras’ violin sections and taught her 19 students in and around Cleveland. Most recently, Carina traveled to Switzerland to perform with the Verbier Festival Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, and Fabio Luisi to name a few. Other highly esteemed summer festivals she has attended include Pacific Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, McGill International String Quartet Academie and Mimir Chamber Music Festival. Carina has participated in master classes and lessons for artists James Ehnes, Leonidas Kavakos, Glenn Dicterow, Frank Huang and Rainer Küchl among others.