BETH WENSTROM, violin

Beth Wenstrom's performances have been described by The New Yorker as "elegant and sensual, stylishly wild." As a soloist and concertmaster, Beth has performed with Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, Sebastian Chamber Players, New York Baroque Incorporated, Baroque Orchestra of Maine, Quodlibet Ensemble, as well as William Christie's Les Rencontres musicales en Vendée in Thiré, France. 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). She also enjoys playing in Apollo's Fire and Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble.

In addition to performing, Beth is a committed and dynamic pedagogue.  She currently serves as a string coach for the SUNY Stony Brook Baroque Ensemble.  Beth was a sabbatical replacement at Oberlin Conservatory for both modern and baroque violin in Spring 2014.  She has also taught modern violin undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook University and baroque ensembles at Rutgers University.

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.