Jenny Stirling has performed with chamber ensembles on some of the world’s finest and most renowned concert stages, including Boston’s Symphony and Jordan Halls, the Berlin Philharmonie and Kammermusiksaal, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, the Royal Albert Hall and Barbican Centre in London, the Cite de la Musique in Paris, the Frick Museum and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, and has played in many live broadcasts for Boston’s WGBH radio station. For twelve years, Jenny was principal violist of the New England String Ensemble. She was also a violinist with the late Craig Smith and his Emmanuel Music, regularly performing on their series of Bach Cantatas, as well as in collaborative projects with the Mark Morris Dance Company and operas and cantatas staged by director Peter Sellars. Currently, she is the violist of the Sarasa Chamber Ensemble, a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra, and performs with numerous other chamber ensembles in Boston, on both modern and period instruments.
An extremely passionate, dedicated teacher and chamber music coach, Jenny teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and at Concord Academy, where in addition to teaching individuals, she also directs the Chamber Music and Orchestra Ensembles program.
Jenny can also be found at her home studio, the Stirling Institute for Strings, where she gives adjunctive instruction, specializing in helping students of all ages build confidence in sight-reading, improve rhythmic skills, and access inherent musicality with greater ease.