Based in Minneapolis, cellist Jane Cords-O’Hara is busy freelance cellist. She is a member of The Knights, Iris Orchestra, Jamison Ensemble and Ladyslipper Ensemble. She has performed, toured, and recorded with many other ensembles including St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Orchestra of St Luke’s, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, SONYC ,and A Far Cry. Equally comfortable in many styles, Jane has played a large amount of new and spectral music, as well as a more recent venture on baroque cello, and has played with Lyra Baroque, Bach Society of Minnesota and WolfGang ensemble. As a longtime member of the Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra The Knights, Jane has played at festivals such as Tanglewood, Ravinia, Ojai, Stillwater, and Caramoor, as well as internationally in Germany, Austria, Poland, Ireland and at the Canary Islands Music Festival. Jane studied at the RNCM (Manchester, UK) with Hannah Roberts and at Mannes College (New York, NY) with Tim Eddy. She is a devoted teacher and has a private studio as well as being on faculty at Augsburg University and UW – River Falls.