Caroline Reiner-Williams completed her undergraduate degree in cello performance at the age of 19. Prior to accepting a full scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the Longy School of Music, she toured Canada, England, France, Russia, Spain and Portugal as a member of several chamber ensembles, including the Boston Youth Symphony. At 21, she received her Master of Music degree in cello performance with an emphasis in cello pedagogy .
An experienced performer as well as a widely sought-after teaching artist, Caroline is passionate about both aspects of her career. She is active throughout New England as a chamber and orchestral musician, and performs regularly with the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, with whom she is associate principal. Recently, she has served as sub for the Lexington Symphony. In 2009, stemming from a deep love of chamber music, Caroline founded the Nashaway Trio with husband and violinist Angel Hernandez, and pianist Roy Imperio. The group gave its premiere performance on the Beveridge Webster Recital Series in Hanover, NH, and continues to perform together on a regular basis. Caroline and her husband are faculty artists at the Northern Essex Community College Summer Chamber Music Festival.
A faculty member at Joy of Music since 2009, Caroline is also on the faculty at Indian Hill Music in Littleton, is adjunct music faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and teaches in the Shrewsbury Public Schools Instrumental Program. Past teaching positions include adjunct faculty at the Fay School in Southborough, Brooks School in North Andover, and the Bancroft School and Notre Dame Academy in Worcester. Caroline and her husband live in Holden with their two children.