January, 2023

Jeremy Kienbaum


Violist Jeremy Kienbaum is an enthusiastic soloist, chamber musician, and educator. He has made recent appearances at Love from Lincoln Center, Chelsea Music Festival, and at the Lucerne and Davos Music Festivals in Switzerland. Strongly committed to performing works by living composers, Mr. Kienbaum has premiered works by Aaron Jay Kernis, Augusta Read Thomas, and Georg Friedrich Haas, and has worked with composers including Thomas Ades, Fred Lerdahl, and Nina C. Young. In 2016, he gave the world premiere of “Tragedy No. 2,” a string quartet concerto by Theo Chandler, as a member of the New Juilliard Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall. Mr. Kienbaum teaches viola and music theory at Hunter College in New York and has taught for the Juilliard School Music Advancement Program, Opportunity Music Project, and for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, he has given masterclasses and coached chamber ensembles at the Frostburg State University Summer Music Academy, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, and for students of the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China. Originally from Wisconsin, Mr. Kienbaum received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Juilliard and is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is grateful to have had the mentorship of his teachers David Perry, Sally Chisholm, Samuel Rhodes, and Mark Steinberg.