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, 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. She is co-founder of the Morningside String Trio and the Fair Trade 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.
With fifteen years of cello teaching experience, Ms. Stenson brings a focus to creating an environment that develops high sensibilities in her students. She uses a curriculum with individualized instruction addressing strong technique, repertoire, and musicality. In the New York City area, she has been on the Suzuki faculty at Lucy Moses School, Silver Music, Suzuki on the Island, and New England Music Camp. 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, Great Neck Music Conservatory, 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 New York City. 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.
Ms. Stenson enjoys residing in New York City with her 2005 David Caron cello, which she calls Dmitri.