Gina DiBello

Gina DiBello was appointed to the first violin section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Music Director Riccardo Muti in 2013. Previously, she was principal second violin of the Minnesota Orchestra and a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, DiBello was named concertmaster of Music of the Baroque. In addition to her orchestral work, she enjoys an active career as soloist and regularly makes appearances with Music of the Baroque, on the CSO Chamber Music series, and on numerous other series around Chicago. DiBello’s many career highlights include performing Mozart’s violin concertos nos. 3 and 5 with the Minnesota Orchestra under the batons of Stanisław Skrowaczewski and Andrew Litton, respectively. She is proud to be a founding member of New Music Detroit, a collective dedicated to performing and promoting contemporary music, and is included on the group’s first recording, Smoke: Music of Marc Mellits.

Gina DiBello attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. Her principal teachers include Desirée Ruhstrat, David and Linda Cerone, and Joel Smirnoff. She and her husband, percussionist Ian Ding, reside on Chicago’s North Side with their cats.

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