sarah Jane kenner, VIOLin

Selected as an English Concert American Fellow in 2018

Born and raised in New Rochelle, New York, violinist Sarah Jane Kenner is currently based in New York City. Kenner has performed with a number of ensembles, including Aspen Opera Theater Center, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, and Juilliard415, the school’s primary period- instrument ensemble. As a winner of Juilliard's Historical Performance concerto competition in 2018, she was a featured soloist with Juilliard415 at Lincoln Center. She has also appeared as concertmaster and principal second violinist of the ensemble and joined it on tours throughout the U.S., in Europe, India, and New Zealand. Kenner has served as concertmaster of the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, and she has held principal positions in Temple University Symphony Orchestra. Engagements in the summer of 2018 include a tour to Leipzig with Juilliard415 and Masaaki Suzuki and performances at the festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie in Thiré, France.

In spring 2018 Kenner will complete her graduate studies in baroque violin in the Historical Performance program at Juilliard, where she currently studies with Cynthia Roberts and Elizabeth Blumenstock. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and a Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied respectively with Hirono Oka and Lucie Robert.