A graduate of The Juilliard School and a Fulbright Scholar, cellist Jennifer Kloetzel has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician. A founding member of the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet, Ms. Kloetzel is noted for her elegant playing and her vibrant tone. Ms. Kloetzel has been featured numerous times on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and her performances have been broadcast on radio stations from coast to coast. A frequent guest soloist with orchestras, she has received the Copland Award for championing living American Composers and has commissioned and premiered over fifty works, including five concertos written specifically for her. A passionate recording artist with 36 CD releases to date, recent recordings include the entire cycle of Beethoven Quartets and Brahms Sextets on the Avie label. In 2021, Avie will release her recordings of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano with Robert Koenig. In 2016, Ms. Kloetzel was invited to join the faculty at University of California Santa Barbara, where she serves as Professor of Cello and Head of Strings.