Jenna Sherry

Jenna Sherry, violin (New Orleans, LA), has collaborated with Steven Isserlis, composers Unsuk Chin and Julian Anderson, and performed widely, including at the Kennedy Center, Barbican Hall, Cologne’s Acht Brücken Festival, the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival, and International Musicians’ Seminar Prussia Cove.

Jenna has recorded for BBC broadcast, and in 2020, with pianist Dániel Lőwenberg, released a recording of sonatas by Dohnányi and Brahms on BMC Records.

Jenna is solo violin/viola with the SWR EnsembleExperimental (Freiburg), and regularly plays with John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.

Selected as a Marshall Scholar by the British government, Jenna studied with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and previously at Indiana University with Mark Kaplan. Other formative influences include Ferenc Rados, Valerie Paullette, and András Keller.

Jenna is on faculty at the Royal Conservatory The Hague School for Young Talent, and previously taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Having sensed that New Orleans has something that classical music needs, Jenna founded and is Artistic Director of the Birdfoot Festival, praised for its “youthful, rule-bending style”.