Gwen Krosnick

Cellist GWEN KROSNICK has appeared across the world as a recitalist, chamber musician, and exuberant advocate for music. She is known for her ecstatic and luminous voice, for her incisive, smoldering intensity, and for her deep, burnished palette of sounds at the cello. Her artistry, concert programming, and teaching center joy, immediacy, daring, and emotional connection between the audience, players, and composers. Ms. Krosnick’s recent projects have included the Boston Beethoven Cycle, a series she curated with her colleague Ari Isaacman-Beck at the Pucker Gallery in Boston, which featured a chronological journey of the complete Beethoven string quartets, with contemporary works interspersed. She has presented cello and piano recitals with colleagues Qing Jiang, Daniel Walden, Lee Dionne, and Emely Phelps and has given recent performances of works by Dorothy Rudd Moore, Lei Liang, Jeffrey Mumford, Ralph Shapey, Elliott Carter, Charles Wuorinen, Roger Sessions, Donald Martino, and Sofia Gubaidulina. Upcoming premieres will include new works written for her by Richard Wernick, Aaron Wolff, Luke Hsu, and Jeffrey Mumford.

Krosnick—who was a founding member and the cellist of Trio Cleonice from 2008 to 2016—is now the cellist of the Cassatt Quartet, with whom she specializes in both standard repertoire and a vast range of contemporary music—including dozens of premieres, commissions, and premiere recordings, with a special focus on the music of women and other composers whose backgrounds are traditionally underrepresented on classical music stages. Krosnick teaches at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival and Columbia University.


Gwen Krosnick


Cassatt Quartet and Columbia University