“Jennifer Morsches plays with a fine mixture of elegance and gutsiness…”
American cellist Jennifer Morsches resides in London and enjoys an active freelance career as chamber musician, continuo cellist and orchestral player in the UK and on the Continent. She is the principal cellist of Florilegium, with whom she records for Channel Classics Records and performs worldwide. She also plays, records and tours with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of Ancient Music, among others. Additionally she has been principal guest continuo cellist in opera productions at Het Nederlands Opera and Chicago Opera Theater and performed with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic as guest principal cello. Jennifer graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, First Group Scholar from Smith College with degrees in Music History and German Literature, and was awarded the Ernst Wallfisch Prize in Music. Subsequently she received her Master’s and Doctorate in Cello Performance as a scholarship student of Timothy Eddy at the Mannes College of Music and SUNY at Stony Brook in New York. Recipient of the CD Jackson Prize for outstanding merit and contribution at Tanglewood, she was featured on Wynton Marsalis’s educational music videos with Yo-Yo Ma. She has given world premieres of chamber music by David Matthews, Michael Wolpe and Ben Zion Orgad.