Beth Wenstrom Violin
Helicon PerformancesHelicon at Trinity Wall Street — Concerts at One: Sunken Cathedral
Symposium 120 - Transalpina
Symposium 117 - “Sonata, what do you want of me?”
Symposium 112 - The Grand Concerto
Beth Wenstrom’s performances have been described by The New Yorker as “elegant and sensual, stylishly wild.” Ms. Wenstrom is a founding member of Wayward Sisters, winner of the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos Competition. As a guest soloist and concertmaster, Ms. Wenstrom has performed with the Sebastian Chamber Players, New York Baroque Incorporated, Baroque Orchestra of Maine, Quodlibet Ensemble, as well as William Christie’s Les Rencontres musicales en Vendée in Thiré, France. She has also served as concertmaster of the Richmond County Orchestra on Staten Island. Ms. Wenstrom frequently enjoys playing in Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble, Apollo’s Fire, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra and PHOENIXtail.
Ms. Wenstrom is a passionate chamber musician and continues to collaborate with colleagues from summer festivals Kneisel Hall and Musicorda, where she was winner of the 2002 Concerto Competition.
In addition to performing, Ms. Wenstrom is a committed and dynamic pedagogue. She was a sabbatical replacement at Oberlin Conservatory for both modern and baroque violin in Spring 2014. She has also taught violin undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook University and has coached baroque ensembles at Rutgers University and SUNY Stony Brook.
Born, raised and musically trained in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ms. Wenstrom continued her education with a BM from Oberlin Conservatory, an MM from NEC and a DMA from SUNY Stony Brook. She received a Graduate Diploma from The Juilliard School in the inaugural class of the historical performance division. Her principal teachers have included Marilyn McDonald, Lucy Chapman, Pamela Frank, Soovin Kim, Cynthia Roberts and Monica Huggett.