Biography

Photo by Zach Mendez

Photo by Zach Mendez

Chenoa Orme-Stone enjoys an active career as a cellist and pedagogue in Southern California. A passionate and virtuosic performer, Ms. Orme-Stone has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral member in concert venues across the United States and Europe. She has experience with both early and contemporary music, as well as a diverse array of music genres such as folk and pop music settings. 

An avid chamber musician, Ms. Orme-Stone has been featured in numerous chamber music festivals including PULSAR Festival of Contemporary Music and Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival. She has also performed with the Diamond Ensemble, the resident chamber music ensemble at the Royal Danish Library. Ms. Orme-Stone has been coached in chamber music by the Pacifica Quartet, the Danish String Quartet, Tim Frederiksen, Peter Stumpf, and Federico Agostini.

As an orchestral musician, Ms. Orme-Stone has performed under the baton of conductors such as Kristian Järvi, Christian Badea, David Efron, Carl St. Clair, Kostis Protopapas, and Eugene Tzigane. She currently performs with the Santa Barbara Symphony and Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra. Past orchestral experience includes the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Royal Danish Opera Orchestra, the Royal Danish Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and Indiana University Orchestras.

A dedicated teacher, Ms. Orme-Stone first began giving cello lessons in 2009 as a cello instructor at Seattle Music Partners. She further developed her pedagogical skills by working as an assistant instructor at a Suzuki-based cello school, and by teaching cello at the Copenhagen International School. She currently coaches chamber music at Santa Barbara Strings, teaches group cello lessons and leads cello sectionals at the Santa Barbara Symphony Music Education Center, and teaches privately in Santa Barbara, California.  

Ms. Orme-Stone grew up in Seattle, Washington and fell in love with the cello at age four. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where she studied with Morten Zeuthen. She also attended the Seattle Conservatory of Music pre-college program and earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a student of Emilio Colón. Additional past instructors include Jennifer Kloetzel, Marc Coppey, and Rajan Krishnaswami. Ms. Orme-Stone has been invited to perform in masterclasses for distinguished cellists such as Martin Menking, Astrid Schween, David Geber, Eric Kim, Anthony Elliot, and Chu Yi-Bing. 

Ms. Orme-Stone performs on an 1890 Collin-Mezin cello made in France.

Click here to download Ms. Orme-Stone's Resume/CV.