North Carolina

Janet Orenstein

Violinist Janet Orenstein has enjoyed an active performing career both in the United States and abroad as a chamber musician, soloist and advocate of contemporary music. She is a founding member of the Guild Trio and has toured with them extensively in Canada, Europe and the United States for over ten years. Her trio career has included residencies at the Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, the Stony Brook Medical Center, and for five years at the University of Virginia, where she was a performing and teaching member of the faculty. 

As winner of the USIA Artistic Ambassador Competition, Ms. Orenstein toured extensively in Africa, giving recitals and master classes with pianist Christina Dahl. As a chamber musician she has apeared in New York's Alice Tully and Merkin Concert Halls, as well as at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. 

Ms. Orenstein has performed at the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival in Nelson, New Hampshire, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont, and the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove in Cornwall, England. An advocate of contemporary music, she has premiered works by Sheila Silver, William Bolcom, and Harvey Sollberger, among many others, and performs from a vast repertoire of new music. 

Since moving to North Carolina with her husband and two children, Ms. Orenstein has taught violin and chamber music at various times at UNCG, Wake Forrest University and UNCSA. She has appeared numerous times as a guest violinist in concerts with Dimitri Sitkovetsky as part of the Greensboro Symphony's chamber music series and plays frequently with members of the UNCG, Wake Forrest and UNCSA faculties. Ms. Orenstein is currently a member of the Greensboro Symphony.