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 toured with them extensively in Canada, Europe and the United States for over ten years. She has also apeared as a chamber musician in New York's Alice Tully and Merkin Concert Halls, as well as at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. As a member of the Greensboro Symphony, she has appeared numerous times in chamber concerts with Dimitri Sitkovetsky.
Ms. Orenstein toured extensively in Africa, giving recitals and master classes with pianist Christina Dahl. Upon returning, she contacted focal dystonia, which made it nearly impossible for her to move her left hand. Since moving to North Carolina with her husband and two children, she taught violin and chamber music at various times at UNC-Greensboro, Wake Forest University and currently at UNCSA, where she teaches alongside Ida Bieler. Janet gave her first solo recital in seventeen years in 2013, after working continuously during those years to recover from focal dystonia.