Stoki’s cellist has left us

Stoki’s cellist has left us


norman lebrecht

July 01, 2016

Gilda Barston, who has died at 71, got her first break at an audition with Leopold Stokowski, who selected her for his American Symphony Orchestra.

A student of Leonard Rose, Gilda went on to co-found the Chicago String Ensemble and to direct the Chicago Suzuki Institute, working as an influential teacher.

gilda barston


  • LO Hess says:

    Gilda was a truly amazing teacher and a wonderful person and I’m glad that I had the chance to work with her. She will be greatly missed.