Jennifer Culp


Jennifer Culp has been an active chamber musician for the past 25 years. She was a member of the Kronos Quartet for seven years beginning in 1998, during which time she performed at Sydney Opera House, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, London’s Barbican Centre, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and WOMAD Festival in New Zealand. The quartet won many awards, including Musical America’s 2003 “Musicians of the Year” and a Grammy award for Best Chamber Music Performance of Berg’s Lyric Suite in 2004. Culp has collaborated with artists such as Zakir Hussein, Dawn Upshaw, Tom Waits, Sandor Vegh, Asha Bhosle and Irina Schnittke and is currently a member of the Feinsmith Quartet. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the San Francisco and New England Conservatories, studying with Bonnie Hampton and Laurence Lesser. Culp was also cellist with the Dunsmuir Piano Quartet, Empyrean Ensemble, Philadelphia String Quartet, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and has recorded numerous world premieres for Nonesuch, New Albion, CRI, Orion, New World and Sony. She is professor of Cello and Chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.