Jessica Troy
Viola, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque

“She is tireless, thorough, principled, and fearless. Cecelia is the person I want in the room.”

I have worked with Cecelia Hobbs Gardner in many different settings over the years, in various orchestras and on Broadway, while she has simultaneously worked in many settings and worlds that I have not. And, not surprisingly, in addition to being a fabulous violinist she is a lawyer. She has also worked at Juilliard as a lawyer, an administrator in the Jazz and Chamber Music departments, and a mentor.

Cecelia is that person you turn to if there is an issue, a meeting, a concern, a mix-up, and you have that nagging feeling that you're missing something -- that there is some implication or some consequence that you can't put your finger on. Cecelia sees right through to the core of it and grasps both the essence and the complexity. She is tireless, thorough, principled, and fearless. Cecelia is the person I want in the room.