Jennifer Morsches enjoys a stimulating freelance career as recitalist, chamber musician, continuo cellist and orchestral player in the UK, on the Continent and in her native USA. She is the principal cellist of Florilegium, with whom she has recorded numerous award-winning discs for Channel Classics Records, and with whom she performs regularly around the globe. As a longtime member of the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Les Siècles, she works regularly with eminent artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir András Schiff, François-Xavier Roth, Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Roger Norrington, David Zinman and Philippe Herreweghe. Invitations to be guest principal cellist include with Het Nederlands Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Boston Baroque and tours and recordings with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. She is Co-Artistic Director of Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble, based in Cambridge, MA.
Jennifer graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cumlaude, First Group Scholar from Smith College with degrees in Music History and German Literature, and was awarded the Ernst Wallfisch Prize in Music. Subsequently she received her Master’s and Doctorate in Cello Performance as a scholarship student of Timothy Eddy at the Mannes College of Music and SUNY at Stony Brook in New York. Recipient of the CD Jackson Prize for outstanding merit and contribution at Tanglewood, she was featured on Wynton Marsalis’s educational music videos with Yo-Yo Ma. She was awarded a Finzi Travel Scholarship (2012) and a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2011) to further research on the violoncello piccolo.