Jennifer DeVore, Cello

Cellist Jennifer DeVore received her BA in Art History from Harvard University before earning her Masters degree from the New England Conservatory, where her teachers were Colin Carr and Laurence Lesser.


An active chamber musician and soloist, she has appeared at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, National Sawdust, Weill Hall, and Zankel Hall, and at the Musicorda, Spoleto, and Yellow Barn festivals. In addition to Zentripetal, she performs in seven)suns, a string quartet. Groups with whom she has performed include the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Ensemble Pi, the Jose Limon Dance Company, and the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra. She is also a member of the Harrisburg Symphony.


As a member of various groups, Ms. DeVore has toured Costa Rica, Europe, Israel, Russia, Southeast Asia, and the Ukraine. A champion of contemporary music, she has worked closely with composers John Cage, Ornette Coleman, and John Zorn, and has premiered many solo and chamber works, played in the Bang-On-A-Can Marathon, and on WNYC's "New Sounds." She has recorded pieces by Cage and Xenakis, as well as pieces by many American composers. Her diverse interests have led to recordings and performances with artists such as Alicia Keys, Il Divo, DJ Spooky, East Village Opera Company, Jay-Z, Josh Groban, Laura Brannigan, Pink, Suzanne Vega, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and many independent bands in NYC. TV appearances include spots on SNL, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly, and the CW11 Morning Show.


She teaches at the Packer Institute in Brooklyn and privately.

Photo by Earl Maneein