Kim Jones, Cello

Marnie Kim Jones holds the Bachelor of Music degree and the Artist Diploma in cello performance from McGill University (studio of Antonio Lysy) and the Master of Music degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music (studio of Steven Doane). She has participated in masterclasses with Anner Bylsma, Desmond Hoebig, Bernard Greenhouse, Franz Helmerson, Steven Isserlis, Laurence Lesser, Siegfried Palm, Aldo Parisot, Fred Sherry, Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and studied Baroque performance practice with Paul O’Dette and Christel Thielmann, string pedagogy with Louis Bergonzi, and Suzuki pedagogy with Carol Tarr.      Formerly a tenured member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, she now serves as associate principal cellist with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and performs frequently with the Tallahassee Bach Parley, including as concerto soloist in 2010 and 2014. She has participated in orchestral performances in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, among other venues, and served as continuo cellist throughout the North American premiere and first recording of the opera Semele by Baroque composer John Eccles. She previously taught at the David Hochstein Memorial Music School and the Alice Kanack Music School in Rochester, New York, and served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at FSU in 2005–06, teaching all the undergraduate cellists. From 2013 to 2018 she coached cello and chamber music for the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras and served on the TYO board of directors. She enjoys sharing her love of cello playing with her many private students, including adults and kids of all ages.