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A devoted collaborator and educator, New York City-based cellist Kirsten Jermé enjoys an eclectic freelance life that has brought her to stages from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Radio City Music Hall, Roulette and the United Nations. She performs with ensembles including the Harlem Chamber Players and has appeared as guest cellist with the Cassatt String Quartet and as a sub in the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Orchestra and Sweeney Todd on Broadway. Formerly cellist of the Larchmere String Quartet, she performed across the U.S., in Canada and Italy and recorded for Naxos while serving as Eykamp String Quartet Faculty Artist-in-Residence at the University of Evansville and Principal Cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Kirsten has also served as Applied Lecturer of Cello at North Carolina State University. Her collaborations include North Country Chamber Players, Carolina Ballet, Chamber Music Raleigh with Mallarmé Chamber Players, and Living Arts Collective Ensemble at the National Gallery of Art.


A passionate proponent of chamber music pedagogy, Kirsten recently joined the faculty of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program and has served on the faculty of the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute and Kidznotes, among others. She also helped develop a chamber music course at the University of Evansville and run a string quartet mentorship program for members of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. She has taught cello students of all ages and stages at numerous institutions in New York and beyond including Riverdale Country School, Hackley, 92NY School of Music, and Greenwich House Music School.

Kirsten received her B.A. from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Colin Carr and the Emerson String Quartet, and her M.M. at Eastman School of Music as a student of Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliott. She is currently a D.M.A. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she studied with Marcy Rosen and received coaching from Tania León and Mark Steinberg.


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