Biography

 Photo by  Zach Mendez

Photo by Zach Mendez

Chenoa Orme-Stone enjoys an active career as a cellist and music educator in Southern California. A passionate and virtuosic performer, she has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral member in concert venues across the United States and Europe. Ms. Orme-Stone 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, Federico Agostini, Jonathan Moerschel, and Robert Koenig.

As an orchestral musician, Ms. Orme-Stone has performed under the baton of conductors such as David Efron, Nir Kabaretti, Kristian Järvi, Christian Badea, Carl St. Clair, Kostis Protopapas, and Eugene Tzigane. She currently performs with the Santa Barbara Symphony, Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and the Santa Maria Philharmonic. 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 has over 10 years of teaching experience and maintains a full studio of private cello students. In 2015, she published a grade system for learning cello, and was invited to participate in a public teaching masterclass with Dr. Géza Szilvay, the creator of the internationally renowned Colourstrings method. Ms. Orme-Stone has also taught at schools and music education programs such as the Santa Barbara Symphony Music Education Center, Santa Barbara Strings, the Copenhagen International School, and Seattle Music Partners. 

Ms. Orme-Stone grew up in Seattle, Washington and fell in love with the cello at age four. She 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. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where she studied with Morten Zeuthen. Additional past instructors include Jennifer Kloetzel, Marc Coppey, and Rajan Krishnaswami. Ms. Orme-Stone has also been invited to perform in masterclasses for distinguished cellists such as Alisa Weilerstein, 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.