Celeste Golden Boyer joins the St. Louis Symphony as Second Associate Concertmaster at the start of the 2011-2012 season. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Jaime Laredo and Ida Kavafian and received her Masters degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with David Cerone and Paul Kantor. In 2006, while still a student in Cleveland, Celeste was awarded the Bronze Medal at the prestigious International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
Celeste has performed as soloist with orchestras around the world, including the St. Louis Symphony, the Latvian Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia in Belgium, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival Sinfonia Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has appeared in numerous series and festivals including that of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, the Festival de San Miguel de Allende, the Innsbrook Institute Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Marlboro Music Festival. While on fellowship at Aspen, Celeste was awarded the Dorothy Delay Memorial Fellowship, an award given to only one violin student each summer. Celeste has performed as concertmaster with the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall, and for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the New York City premiere of John Adams’ opera “A Flowering Tree” at Lincoln Center. She lives with her husband, Brandon, who works in the insurance business and plays the trumpet.