Jennifer Culp - cello
Jennifer Culp, Cellist, currently is professor of cello and chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has also enjoyed membership in the Kronos Quartet (1998 - 2005) during which time the quartet was named Musical America's 2003 'Musicians of the Year' and also awarded a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance of 'Berg's Lyric Suite.’ Culp is a former member of the Philadelphia String Quartet and Dunsmuir Piano Quartet. She has recorded numerous world premieres on Nonesuch, New Albion, CRI, Orion, New World and Sony. Most recently, she performed Thomas Sleeper's 'Cello Concerto,’ a world premiere recording with the Brno Philharmonic, available on Albany Records (January 2014). When away from the cello, favorite activities include bird-watching, hiking and staring out at the Pacific Ocean, while drinking 'Marriage Freres' Earl Grey Tea (avec blue flowers).