Kerena Moeller Biography
British cellist Kerena Moeller has performed concertos by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Elgar with orchestras in England and the United States. While living in the Baltimore/DC area she performed with many of the leading orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Handel Choir. Kerena joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for their recent tours of Europe and Japan. Kerena served as the principal cellist in the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and is currently the assistant principal cellist in the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and a section cellist with the Rockford Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Kerena joined the Music Academy of Rockford College faculty in 2009. She also teaches at the NIU Community Music School and Elgin Community College.
Kerena is an active member of the Moeller Cello and Guitar Duo with her husband, guitarist Paul Moeller. Together, they have concertized throughout the United States, England and Italy.
After winning the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, the Moeller Duo toured in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Illinois. Recently they were guest artists and judges of the International Guitar Competition in Lagonegro, Italy. Their new recording, “My Better Half” features cello and guitar duets ranging from Baroque to Blues. Recently, the Moeller Duo were featured artists on Maryland Public Television’s “Artworks”. Recently they performed a duo chamber music concert at the Fisher Chapel located on the Rockford College campus.
Kerena has been the recipient of several awards including the Royal Northern College of Music Concerto Competition, resulting in two solo performances of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Orchestra. During her final year at Eastman, Kerena was given the position of Teaching Assistant to Steven Doane.
Kerena received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester England and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music. Kerena also received an Associate of the Royal College of Music in London England for post- graduate solo studies and a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory of Music. Kerena served as a faculty member of the Maryland Conservatory of Music and at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.