Jennifer DeVore


Jennifer DeVore

Jennifer DeVore began studying the cello at the age of five and went on to study art history at Harvard before earning her Masters degree from the New England Conservatory, where her teachers were Colin Carr and Laurence Lesser. Hailed as “superb” by the New York Times, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and London’s Barbican Center and at the Musicorda, Yellow Barn and Spoleto festivals. Other groups she has played with include the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jose Limon Dance Company, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, FLUX Quartet and Sweet Plantain Quartet.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. DeVore has toured extensively and has premiered many new pieces. A champion of contemporary music, she has worked closely with composers John Cage, John Zorn, and Ornette Coleman, played in the Bang-On-A-Can Marathon and on WNYC’s New Sounds and has recorded pieces by Cage, Xenakis, and Schnittke as well as pieces by many American composers. Her diverse interests have led to recordings and performances with artists such as Il DIvo, Alicia Keyes, DJ Spooky, Josh Groban, Suzanne Vega, Jay-Z, Pink Martini, Laura Brannigan, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as many bands in New York.

Ms. DeVore is a member of the Harrisburg, PA Symphony and lives in Brooklyn, where she teaches cello at the Packer Collegiate Institute.