Janet Orenstein

Janet Orenstein has enjoyed an active performing career in the United States and abroad, as a chamber musician, soloist and advocate for contemporary music. A founding member of the Guild Trio, she toured with the group in Canada, Europe and the United States for over ten years. She has appeared as chamber musician in New York's Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Hall, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and in numerous chamber concerts in Greensboro, NC, with Greensboro Symphony conductor Dimitri Sitkovetsky. After an extensive tour of Africa, giving recitals and master classes with pianist Christina Dahl, Ms. Orenstein contacted focal dystonia, which made it nearly impossible for her to move her left hand. Working continuously for years to recover from this condition, she returned to the concert stage with a solo recital in 2013. Ms. Orenstein has taught violin and chamber music at UNC-Greensboro and Wake Forest University, and currently teaches alongside Ida Bieler at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.