Stoki’s cellist has left us

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.

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  • 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.

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