Cellist Jeanette Stenson has performed in world-renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Minnesota’s Orchestra Hall and has had the pleasure of working under the direction of artists such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Osmo Vänskä, and Pinchas Zukerman. Ms. Stenson continues to pursue an active performance career as an orchestral musician, chamber artist, and recitalist. She has worked with many orchestras including the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, and the 101 Dalmatians Musical Orchestra. She is co-founder of the Morningside String Trio and is an eager collaborator who has worked with ensembles such as the Leora Chamber Orchestra, MuSE String Quartet, and the New Triad for Collaborative Arts Project.
Festival activities have included the Castleton Festival, International Music Festival and Academy at Shanghai, and the National Cello Congress. Ms. Stenson has performed at the National Orchestral Institute, Stephen Geber Cello Master Class Series, and Bravo! Summer String and Keyboard Institute.
As a passionate educator, she has been on the Suzuki faculty at Lucy Moses School, Silver Music, and Suzuki on the Island. As a teaching artist, Ms. Stenson has presented at The Children’s Storefront, Mott Hall II, and Cedar Island Elementary Schools. She has been an adjudicator for NYSSMA, a state-wide competition. Ms. Stenson has coaching experience with the Osseo Senior High Symphony Orchestra, District 279 Summer Music Camp, and The School for Strings. She maintained a private teaching studio at Anderson Music Academy while she was residing in Minnesota and now continues her teaching studio, 10,000 Times Studio, in Hudson Heights, Manhattan. This past summer she was cello faulty at the New England Music Camp. She completed her Suzuki Long-Term Teacher Training Certification at The School for Strings with Pamela Devenport.
Ms. Stenson holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in Orchestral Performance under the direction of Alan Stepansky and a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota studying with Tanya Remenikova and Joseph Johnson. She has been the recipient of the Carl Leonard Borgman, Dahl Music, Carl Vetter, and Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra Guild Scholarships. She has also appeared for master class performances for artists such as Hai-Ye Ni, Yumi Kendall, Brant Taylor, Anthony Ross, and Mihai Tetel.