Korynne Bolt



Korynne Bolt holds a Master of Music degree from UNL and a Bachelor of Music from Boston University, summa cum laude. A section member of Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, Korynne also performs as Associate Principal Cello in the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, section cello in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and substitute cello in the Rangbrook Ensemble. Korynne is the founding director of Star City Strings, a professional performing ensemble and a multi-teacher studio offering lessons on violin, viola, cello, and piano. Korynne has over 13 years of private teaching experience and oversees Suzuki group classes and chamber ensembles.

Korynne studied chamber music at summer festivals including the Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg, Manchester Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and UNL Chamber Music Institute. At UNL, Korynne studied with Greg Beaver of the Chiara String Quartet. One highlight of her career was performing the Schubert Cello Quintet with the Chiara Quartet in March 2016 as winner of the annual "Play with the Chiaras" competition.

Korynne's other teachers included Marc Johnson, Peter Howard, Karen Buranskas, Carol Ou, Emilie Grondin, and Soo Bae. In high school, Korynne trained in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, earning a spot in the selective Encore Chamber Orchestra. During college, Korynne premiered several solo cello works by composer colleagues and performed in BU’s new music ensemble, Time’s Arrow. In 2007, Korynne performed the Dvorak Concerto with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra as winner of their Young Artist Competition.

While studying at BU, Korynne became a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and was named the 2012 Presser Scholar. Korynne worked as a Teaching Assistant for philosophy and interdisciplinary courses and has earned national awards in Latin and writing. Her experience as a TA continued at UNL as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Chamber Music Outreach. Korynne graduated from the Global Leaders Institute in 2019-2020, completing a year of coursework in music entrepreneurship and traveling to Chile to perform and teach at a youth strings camp.