A native of Washington, D.C., cellist Gail Czajkowski, who has a singer-actress twin sister and two other twin sisters, studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Highlights of her career include appearances as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra and appearing in a piano trio concert at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. She performed with the Aspen Chamber Symphony and served as principal cello in the Spoleto Festival Orchestra before joining the Pittsburgh Symphony cello section in 1979.
Czajkowski has participated in two major master class seminars: the Piatigorsky Memorial Seminar for cellists in Los Angeles and William Pleeth's master classes in Aldeburgh, England. She also participated in the Alexander Schneider String Seminar in New York City and the Cleveland String Seminar. She has performed with members of the Bach Aria Group in the annual Bach Festival at Stony Brook, New York.
Gail Czajkowski plays a cello made in 1771 by Luigi Marconcini. She spends her free time playing chamber music. She enjoys running, weightlifting, tennis and Chinese brush painting.