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Artist Profile:
Jane Cords-O’Hara

Based in Minneapolis, MN, Jane Cords-O’Hara is a freelance cellist. She is a member of The Knights, Jamison Ensemble and Ladyslipper Ensemble. She has performed, toured and recorded with many other ensembles including St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, MN Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra of St Luke’s, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, SONYC, Chamber Music Society of MN and A Far Cry. Equally comfortable in many styles, Jane has played a large amount of new and spectral music, as well playing baroque cello, and has played with Lyra Baroque, Bach Society of Minnesota, Wolfgang Ensemble and continuo at Bach Roots Festival in St Matthew Passion. She is a frequent performer at Candlelight Concerts at various venues in the Twin Cities.

As a longtime member of the Grammy nominated chamber collective The Knights, Jane has played at festivals such as Tanglewood, Ravinia, Ojai, Stillwater and Caramoor, as well as internationally in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Poland, Ireland and at the Canary Islands Music Festival. Jane studied at the RNCM with Hannah Roberts and at Mannes College with Tim Eddy.

She made her Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2006 as a winner of Artist’s International competition. She is a devoted teacher and has a private studio as well as being on faculty at Augsburg University.