Nicole Cariglia, cellist, is the Artistic Director of the BYSO’s Intensive Community Program. She received her B. Mus and M. Mus in cello performance, with Distinction and Academic Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music. In 2009 Ms. Cariglia earned a D.M.A. in cello performance from Boston University. During her studies she was twice awarded the string department's Award of Excellence. Ms. Cariglia joined the cello faculty of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Intensive Community Program in 2006, after two years of string pedagogy studies with Bonnie Black, the program’s founding artistic director. As a soloist Nicole has given recitals in France, Iceland and the US, and was recently featured on WGBH’s Nova series, performing Bach’s solo suites. Comfortable exploring a wide range of styles, Nicole enjoys performing both with historical performance orchestras and chamber groups on period instruments as well as premiering new works by today’s most exciting composers. Nicole is an active performer in Boston, appearing regularly with the Grammy nominated Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, The Cantata Singers and Back Bay Chorale.