Jess Dickinson

Jess Dickinson

Brooklyn, NY
316.655.2562   Visit Website   Email Vendor
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Jess organized to play a duet with a violinist for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They went above and beyond by arranging and learning to play several new songs for our wedding. We requested some contemporary songs, including Tool and a song from the Nightmare Before Christmas. She arranged all of them, no problem and she seemed excited to do it! When everyone unexpectedly moved indoors for cocktail hour, Jess and her violin partner took it upon themselves to move their chairs toward the doorway to continue playing until they were supposed to leave. They did an amazing job, they played beautifully, they were very professional and didn't charge an arm and a leg. We are SO glad we went with Jess instead of asking our dj to play for our ceremony, which by the way, would have been more expensive than having Jess play!

Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brooklyn, NY 11232

Jessica Dickinson, cellist, is available for weddings, public and private events, recording, recitals and concerts. She plays as a solo musician and frequently collaborates with piano, violin, flute, guitar, string quartets and trios.  Jessica has spent 6 years in a few of the nation's most prestigious music conservatories, where she's played a longside the most talented musicians of those schools. When she plays in duos, trios, or quartets she assures you that she only plays with these highly talented and trained musicians with whom she's worked with on many occasions. 

Jessica has been a member of several orchestras, including the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Quartz Mountain Chamber Orchestra, the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, the World Orchestra at the Interlochen Arts Camp where she performed alongside Sarah Chang, the Imani Winds, and several renowned conductors, among others. She was a finalist in the Music Teachers National Association regional competition. As the winner of the Anderson Concerto Competition she performed the Boccherini cello concerto with the Hutchinson Symphony.

Her principle teachers have been Dr. Andrew Kolb, Jeffrey Lastrapes, Alison Wells, and Mihai Tetel. Cello studies were at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and the Hartt School of Music. During various summer music festivals Jessica has studied with Wesley Baldwin, Matt Haimovitz, Melissa Kraut, Thomas Landschoot, and Richard Weiss. As a chamber musician, Jessica has studied with Michael Kannen, Maria Lambros, Merry Peckham, Peter Salaff, Mari Sato, and Alison Wells.

Jessica has completed a Masters degree in Cello performance in May 2012 at the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford on full scholarship. At the Hartt School Jessica was a member of their honors chamber program, Performance 20-20. She will continue her love of chamber music performance while seeking out new interests such as contemporary music and creative collaborative projects.

Ceremony Music Arrangements:: Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - ...
Instruments: Cello, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin