Jonah Kernis

Jonah Kernis, cello (New York, NY), studied with Natasha Brofsky in the Juilliard Precollege program for three years, and has just graduated high school from the Professional Children’s School. As a student at the Special Music School (K through 8), Jonah studied with Yari Bond for nine years. Jonah has been principal cellist of the ISO Concert Orchestra as well as a winner of their concerto competition. As a cellist in Face the Music's "This Side UP" string quartet, he participated in Kronos Quartet master classes and performed with them in Carnegie Hall in 2014. Jonah performed with “This Side UP” from 2013 to 2015 at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, Queens Museum and many other venues, featuring more than 10 contemporary string quartets each year. Jonah was a member of the New York Youth Symphony for two years. He is also participating in the NYYS Chamber Music program as cellist of the HaWK Piano Trio. HaWK was chosen to perform in Merkin Hall as a top prize winner in the League of Performing Arts National Chamber Music Competition. The HaWK Trio was recently a semi-finalist participant in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Previous Young Artists Program participant (2018, 2019)