Serena Canin, violinist

Violinist Serena Canin was born into a family of professional musicians in New York City. She has been a member of the Brentano String Quartet since its founding in 1992, performing to critical acclaim across the world. The group has received many honors since its inception, notably the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the 1995 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, and has held residencies at New York University, Princeton University and London’s Wigmore Hall. With the Quartet, she is currently in residence at the Yale School of Music.

Serena was twice invited to the Marlboro Music Festival and has toured with Music from Marlboro, the Brandenburg Ensemble, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She has made appearances at El Paso Pro Musica, Chamber Music Quad Cities, Salt Bay Chamberfest and the Festival Internacional de Cartagena. Serena holds degrees from Swarthmore College and the Juilliard School, where she studied with Robert Mann. She lives in New York with her husband, pianist Thomas Sauer, and their two sons.