Native Texan Jen Mulhern has been performing in Austin and the surrounding Central Texas areas for the past 15 years as both a classical and improvisational artist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Texas State University-San Marcos after performing with the Texas State Symphony as principal cellist for four years. Ms. Mulhern’s work as a freelance cellist with an adventurous spirit has led to performances with an eclectic lineup of artists such as Amanda Palmer, Michael Buble, Deltron 3030, Edgar Meyer, and Wilson Phillips. She has also co-written and collaborated with countless singer/songwriters and is well known for her quick ear and on-the-spot arranging during recording sessions.
Inspired by the vibrant music scene in Austin, TX, Jen began working with improvised compositions using acoustic and electric cello with a live loop station. In 2014 she released DVD footage of a full-length live concert titled ‘Jenuine Cello-Live at Café Crème’, which captures the visual/musical collaboration with artist Topher Sipes. “Jenuine Cello is a captivating model of a one-woman band. Her live compositions take listeners on a road trip free from genre and saturated with an array of influences. With undercurrents of Bach and Bjork and everything in between, this project demonstrates the power of the cello looped, layered and mixed with glitchy self-made beats and bass.”
Ms. Mulhern maintains a private cello studio in Austin, TX, teaches private and group classes at the Austin Waldorf School, and currently performs with the Victoria Symphony, the Corpus Christi Symphony and as principal cellist of the Laredo Philharmonic. She has been a featured clinician/performer at the Coastal Bend and Songbird Suzuki String Camps and served as Director of the Texas State Strings Camp from 2003-2012. During her years directing the TSSC and through her workshop “Plug In and Play Out!,” Ms. Mulhern is devoted to helping young musicians embrace a spirit of creativity, playfulness and versatility.
To hear audio clips or find out more, visit www.jenuinecello.com.