Jennifer Bewerse

Jennifer Bewerse

Jennifer Bewerse is an award-winning cellist and devoted champion of the music of our time. As a result, she has premiered over 50 works including Mischa Salkind-Pearl’s In the Morning Light Gathered at My Window (2010), Jay Mikelman’s It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone (2013), Caroline Miller’s Vessel (2014), and Monte Weber’s Weather Music (2015) for solo cello. Other composers she has had the privilege to work with include Augusta Read Thomas, Christian Wolff, Anthony Davis, Chinary Ung, Lei Liang, Michael Sydney Timpson, Patricia Alessandrini, Stephen Goss, Chaya Czernowin, Kenji Bunch, Gunther Schuller, Jonathan Harvey, and David Del Tredici.

Jennifer has performed in concerts at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Equilibrium Concert Series, REDCAT, the Center for New Music, SICPP, and Oregon Bach Festival: Composer’s Symposium, as a guest Teaching Artist for the Music from Salem: Cello Seminar, the Banff Centre Chamber Music Residency, as a guest soloist for the Robert Helps Festival and International Composition Competition, the Without Walls Festival, and the Carlsbad Music Festival, as a guest performer and presenter for the inaugural New Music Gathering and the Eureka! Musical Minds Conference, and was the 2010 Performance Prizewinner at the soundSCAPE festival in Italy.

Jennifer is an enthusiastic chamber musician and is currently the cellist of Southland Ensemble. As a guest performer, she has performed with now hear ensemble, Juventas, Calithumpian Consort, Quartet Nouveau, Palimpsest, Boston Public Quartet, Kallisti, Renga, Fireworks Ensemble, wild Up, and Ellen Fullman. Her current collaboration with Rachel Beetz, Autoduplicity: Music for Bodies, is a recipient of a Project Grant from UC San Diego’s Dean of Humanities.

A native of Florida, Jennifer received her Bachelors of Music magna cum laude from the University of South Florida and her Masters of Music from The Boston Conservatory. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate in Contemporary Performance at the University of California in San Diego with a full scholarship. Her principal teachers include Joan Markstein, Scott Kluksdahl, Charles Curtis, and Rhonda Rider, founding member of the Lydian String Quartet.

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