Joan Jeanrenaud

Performing Arts, 2006

A member of the Kronos Quartet for 20 years, cellist and composer Joan Jeanrenaud has created over twenty original music works, including Vermont Rules, Axis and Altar Piece. She has also premiered more than 30 solo compositions written for her by composers such as Fred Frith, Terry Riley, Annie Gosfield, Karen Tanaka and Kevin Volans. Her evening length multi-media performance works include Ice Cello, a remounting of the Charlotte Moorman/Jim McWilliams piece; Metamorphosis, a performance of compositions by and for Jeanrenaud as part of her 2001-02 residency at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco; and Estuary, a collaborative installation with artist Rebecca Hasseltine. Her solo CDs include Metamorphosis, available on New Albion records, and Grammy nominated Strange Toys, released on Talking House Records.

Awards and Accomplishments

2010: Jeanrenaud receives a MAP Fund grant

2009: Joan Jeanrenaud is nominated for a Grammy Award for her album _Strange Toys_, in the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) category.

2008: Jeanrenaud unveils _Strange Toys_, her first album of original compositions in San Francisco, with a performance at Great American Music Hall