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 performing career as an orchestral musician, chamber artist, and recitalist. She has worked with many orchestras including the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Symphony in C, and the Albany Symphony and Broadway orchestras including An American in Paris, Spring Awakening, and King Charles III and most recently during the 2015-16 season held the solo cello position with Daddy Long Legs. Ms. Stenson, as co-founder of the Morningside String Trio and the Fair Trade Trio, is an eager collaborator who has worked with ensembles such as Classical Revolution, MuSE String Quartet, and The Leora Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Stenson received a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music studying with Alan Stepansky as part of their distinguished Orchestral Performance Program as a Helen F. Whitaker Fund Scholarship recipient. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Tanya Remenikova and Joseph Johnson. Undergraduate studies have also included study under Lawrence Leviton and Lowri Blake. Ms. Stenson 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.
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.
She is Suzuki faculty at Silver Music and has been a faculty member of the Lucy Moses School, Suzuki on the Island, St. Ignatius Loyola School, New England Music Camp, and the Harmony Program. As a teaching artist, Ms. Stenson has presented at The Children’s Storefront, Mott Hall II, and Frank Sinatra High School for the Arts among others. She has been an adjudicator for NYSSMA, a state-wide competition, and is experienced with students working towards competitions. 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 teaching at 10,000 Times Studio in New York City. She completed her Suzuki Long-Term Teacher Training Certification at The School for Strings with Pamela Devenport.
Ms. Stenson enjoys residing in New York City with her 2005 David Caron cello, which she calls Dmitri.