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Jeremy Kienbaum

Violist Jeremy Kienbaum is an enthusiastic collaborator and educator. He has performed in Carnegie, David Geffen (Avery Fisher), and Alice Tully Halls, and has been featured on WORT-FM radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Classical KING in Seattle, and has appeared on the TODAY show.

As a chamber and orchestral musician, Mr. Kienbaum has performed with members of the Pro Arte and Aizuri Quartets, and alongside members of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He regularly plays with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, and has recently performed at Tanglewood, Bargemusic, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Chamber Music Festival, and on the Charles Ives Concert Series. Strongly committed to performing works by living composers, he has premiered works by Andrew Ford, Stephen Dembski, and Cecilia McDowall, and has worked with composers such as Thomas Ades, Fred Lerdahl, and Nina C. Young. In 2016, he gave the world premiere of “Tradegy No. 2,” a string quartet concerto by Theo Chandler, as a member of the New Juilliard Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall.

Mr. Kienbaum maintains a private violin and viola studio in New York and has taught for the After-School Arts Program at the Nord Anglia International School in New York, Opportunity Music Project, and for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, he has given masterclasses and coached chamber ensembles at the Juilliard School Music Advancement Program, Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, Bok Academy in Lake Wales, Florida, and for students of the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China.

Mr. Kienbaum has been recognized internationally for his musical achievements including winning first prize in the 2015 Enkor International Chamber Music Competition, the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Student/Collegiate Competition, and receiving the James F. Crow Viola award from the University of Wisconsin and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship from The Juilliard School.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Mr. Kienbaum’s early training was with Eugene Purdue, followed by studies with David Perry and Sally Chisholm at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, where he graduated with distinction. He received his Master of Music under the tutelage of Samuel Rhodes at The Juilliard School.