Performer (violin)

Ellen Jewett has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Africa both as recitalist, and with groups such as the New England String Quartet, the American Chamber Players, the New York Chamber Soloists, the Apple Hill Chamber Players, Mark Morris Dance Company, the Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra and the American Symphony. Currently she is a member of the Audubon Quartet (Todd Stanton). She is also a founding member of the Taliesin Trio with whom she has been in residence at the Tanglewood Institute, the Spoleto Festival in Italy and at the Olympic Festival. Chamber music collaborations include performances with Yo Yo Ma, James Buswell, Colin Carr, Eugenia Zuckerman, Anthony Newman and Marcus Thompson. A frequent performer of new music, she has worked closely with many composers including Phillip Glass, Leon Kirchener, John Harbison, Steven Mackey, Steven Stuckey, and Joan Tower. She has performed with important contemporary music ensembles such as Continuum, Sequiter and is a founding member of Ensemble X, which recently received praise for performnces in Merkin Hall and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. She has served on the faculties at Ithaca College, SUNY Stony Brook, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Meadowmont School of Music and joined the faculty at Mcgill University in the fall of 2003. She has recorded for Centaur, Chandos, Albany, and Newport Classics. She received her Bachelor degree from Indiana University and her Master’s from SUNY Stony Brook. Her major teachers have been Joyce Robbins, James Buswell and Josef Gingold.