ANDREW JANSS (cello) has been hailed by The New York Times for his "glowing tone," "insightful musicianship," and "sumptuous elegance.” He has been featured at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Louvre Museum, and has collaborated with many of the world’s leading artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, and members of the Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, and Takacs Quartets. He has performed as principal cellist of the renowned St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. From 2007 to 2010, Janss was a resident artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as part of CMS 2 with the Escher String Quartet, which he helped found. He has performed at the Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Santa Fe, La Jolla Summerfest, and Marlboro Music Festivals. He tours regularly across the United States with MMDG and joined the Dance Group on recent tours to the UK, Italy, and China. Janss has been invited to residencies at Notre Dame, Tulane, Virginia Commonwealth University, SUNY Stony Brook, and the University of Idaho. He worked on the set of the critically-acclaimed movie, A Late Quartet, consulting for Christopher Walken on how to play the cello. Janss is Program Director of the Omega Ensemble in New York City.