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Carol Anne Bosco, Cello

Drawing influence from all kinds of music, DC-based cellist Carol Anne Bosco plays with a style that is eclectic and diverse. 

As a classical player, she has performed in orchestras including the Tysons-McLean Orchestra, Arlington Symphony, Apollo Chamber Orchestra, Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra, and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Her studies in chamber playing have taken Carol Anne as far as France, participating in festivals including the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, Duxbury Music Festival, and the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau. 

While living in New Orleans, Carol Anne began exploring alternative styles of playing. With original songs that integrate jazz, classical, and pop elements, her diverse original music includes playfully melodramatic jazz ballads, mischievous tunes about Washington Nationals baseball players, and lyrical homages to California coastal highways. The arrangement of each song is thoughtfully done to emphasize groove, harmonies, and atmosphere, whether it is being performed as a string duet or full band. 

Carol Anne has performed for the Tiny Desk Concerts featuring alt-J, Billy Corgan, and Meg Myers, the latter of which included her own string quartet arrangements. She has performed with Jenny Lewis, and Hurray for the RiffRaff, as well with Jump Little Children on their Oblivion tour. 

Carol Anne has a BM in Cello Performance from Florida State, and an MM in Music Performance from the University of Maryland. Her principal teachers have included Kenneth Slowik, Evelyn Elsing, Dennis Parker, Michael Kannen, Greg Sauer, and Diana Ligeti.