Gina DiBello, Violin © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2013

Gina DiBello was appointed to the first violin section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Riccardo Muti in April 2013. Previously, she was principal second violin of the Minnesota Orchestra and before that, a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, Gina was appointed concertmaster of the Music of the Baroque.

In addition to her orchestral work, DiBello enjoys an active solo career and performs concerti regularly with the Music of the Baroque. She routinely plays on the CSO’s chamber series, as well as on numerous other series around Chicago. A highlight of DiBello’s career has been the opportunity to perform both Mozart Violin Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 with the Minnesota Orchestra with Stainslaw Skrowaczewski and Andrew Litton, respectively. DiBello is proud to have been a founding member of New Music Detroit, a collective dedicated to performing and promoting contemporary music. She is included on the first CD recorded by the group, Smoke— Music of Marc Mellits.

DiBello attended both the Cleveland Institute of Music and Juilliard. Her principal teachers included Desiree Ruhstrat, David and Linda Cerone, and Joel Smirnoff.

Gina lives on the north side of Chicago with her husband, percussionist Ian Ding, and their cats.