Praised for her "vitality and eloquent phrasing, as well as agility" (The Strad), Beth Wenstrom has performed as soloist and concertmaster with Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, Sebastian Chamber Players and Quodlibet Ensemble. Beth is a founding member of Wayward Sisters, winner of the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Competition as well as an original member of the “vital and vibrant” ensemble, ACRONYM (Classics Today.) Beth also plays in the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Apollo's Fire and loves recording with artists such as children's singer-songwriter Justin Roberts and film score composer Evan Wilson.
Beth serves as the string coach for the baroque ensemble at SUNY Stony Brook and has coached baroque ensembles at Rutgers University. She has become a recurring guest teacher at Oberlin Conservatory, teaching at Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin during the past two summers, as well as leading and coaching the conservatory's Oberlin Baroque Orchestra for the second time in 2019.
Born, raised and musically trained in Fairbanks, Alaska, Beth continued her education with a BM from Oberlin Conservatory, an MM from NEC and a DMA from SUNY Stony Brook. She received a Graduate Diploma from The Juilliard School in the inaugural class of the historical performance division. Her principal teachers have included Marilyn McDonald, Lucy Chapman, Pamela Frank, Soovin Kim, Cynthia Roberts and Monica Huggett.