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     Jenner, Joanna

    She is a violinist, violist and teacher born in Seattle who studied at the University of Washington, the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music. 


    1972 saw her becoming a founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and since that time she has toured internationally with them as well as making between 40 and 50 recordings. 


    She has also been a member of the Orchestra of the 20th Century, the International Trio that were resident at the University of Northern Iowa, a founding member of the Roerich String Quartet and The Empire Trio, with whom she performed in the studio and toured nationally. 


    Very involved in music festivals on a national and international level, she founded the Riverrun Chamber Players who are a resident ensemble at the Vermont Festival of the Arts.  She has appeared as a soloist on many occasions and has also commissioned several violin works. 


    Her album tally is extensive and not restricted to one genre of music with her work being heard on Blue Minor by Elizabeth Brown, Golden Days by Jerry Hadley & Mario Lanza, Gershwin’s World by Herbie Hancock, A Set Pieces: The Music of Charles Ives by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Best Of… by Marcus Miller, Dress Casual by Mandy Patinkin, PNYC by Portishead, and Hideaway by David Sanborn to name a few. 


    In the field of musical education she has been the artist-in-residence at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, on the faculty of Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Bennington College, Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division and the University of Iowa, and held masterclasses at various venues.


    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra recordings

    Adagio in G Minor (Tomaso Albinoni/Remo Giazotto)

    Deutsche Grammophon  429 390-2 GH (CD: Albinoni: Adagio, Pachelbel: Canon)



    1. http://www.orpheusnyc.com/Musicians/Joanna_Jenner.html
    2. http://www.newschool.edu/mannes/facultyPreparatoryDivision.aspx?mid=4704
    3. http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/schoenberg/as_disco/names/groups/orche20th.htm
    4. http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=909040
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