Described by The Forward as “an exuberantly gifted young cellist,” Gwen Krosnick has played across the world as a joyous communicator and advocate of music. As a cellist, teacher, and concert presenter, Krosnick highlights connection with the audience, serious contemporary music, and lively dialogue between great pieces of music, old and new. Krosnick was the founding cellist of Trio Cleonice, and performed with them throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia for eight seasons, including beginning a chamber music series in Brookline, Massachusetts, of which Krosnick was Artistic Director.
She continues to curate two series in Boston and Brookline, featuring (respectively) the complete Beethoven string quartets and the complete works of Bach for solo violin and cello, in each case presented alongside solo contemporary pieces by Wernick and Shapey (whose works she has premiered), as well as Martino, Wuorinen, Carter, and other American composers. Krosnick was a double-degree student (in cello and Russian) at Oberlin College and Conservatory, and received a Master’s degree from New England Conservatory. She has spent summers playing chamber music at Kneisel Hall, Greenwood Music Camp, and Yellow Barn. Away from the instrument, Krosnick maintains a serious daily yoga practice and is an accomplished home cook.