Sherry, Jenna

From New Orleans, violinist Jenna Sherry is based in London. A versatile chamber musician who also specialises in historical performance, Jenna received a master's degree in performance with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She had previously received her BMus (and BA in French) from Indiana University where she studied with Mark Kaplan. More recently she has worked with Ferenc Rados, András Keller, and Pavlo Beznosiuk.

She has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, Barbican Hall, Schönberg Centre in Vienna, City of London Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, and Salzburg Chamber Music Festival. She has cooperated with artists including the Dante Quartet, violinist András Keller, and cellist Steven Isserlis.

She has participated in chamber music festivals around the world, including the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival, Taos Chamber Music School and Festival, and International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove where she regularly attends the invitation-only chamber music sessions. She has recorded Unsuk Chin's Double Bind for violin and electronics for a BBC broadcast, collaborating with the composer and the work's original creators at IRCAM and most recently performing the piece with the SWR Experimentalstudio at Cologne's Eight Bridges Festival.

She leads the Faust Chamber Orchestra in London and regularly plays with groups such as the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis, and John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. She was selected as Marshall Scholar by the British government in 2008.

Jenna Sherry is an assistant violin teacher at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, a specialist music school for students between 8 and 18 years old.

She is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Birdfoot Festival in New Orleans, praised for its fresh approach to presenting chamber music and its "youthful, rule-bending style."