Brooklyn-based cellist Clarice Jensen brings the same genuine excitement and commitment to performing music of any genre or style, from the solo cello suites of J.S. Bach, to new music by Elliott Carter or Steve Reich, to her many rock and experimental collaborations.
In addition to leading ACME, Clarice performs with indie rock band Ra Ra Riot. Skilled at improvising and creating original string arrangements, she has also performed with pop and rock musicians including Paul McCartney, Nick Cave, The National, Grizzly Bear, !!!, Owen Pallett, My Brightest Diamond (Shara Worden), Dustin O’Halloran, Shudder to Think, and Jóhann Jóhannsson live in concert as well as on MTV Unplugged, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live. She has recorded with The Arcade Fire, Tift Merritt, Sean Lennon, Ratatat, Hole, Tyondai Braxton, Doveman, Jónsi, Nico Muhly, and many more.
Clarice performed the U.S. premiere of Guo Wenjing’s Concertino for Cello and Ensemble as part of the Lincoln Center Festival; the world premiere of Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky’s Hearing Solution as part of the Silk Road “Artist in Residence” program; the U.S. premiere of Roger Reynold’s Process and Passion; the world premiere of Donald Martino’s Rhapsody; and the U.S. premiere of Kevin Volans’ Shiva Dances. A student of Joel Krosnick, Clarice completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School.