About Us

Bay Area Strings provides experienced professional musicians -- our members are full-time performers, teachers, and other highly skilled musicians.  We each have 10 to 20 years of experience performing in orchestras, chamber groups, and private events.  Our ensembles are drawn from a very small group of musicians who play together regularly at private events and public performances throughout the Bay Area.

We love performing together! We strive to provide fun and high quality performances that are enjoyable for our clients as well as all event guests.


MANAGER - Jen Mathers, Cellist
Jen is a cellist and pianist who studied music and environmental sciences at Northwestern University, and received a Masters in Environmental Management from Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  She has played in orchestras and chamber music ensembles for over 20 years, including at the Kennedy Center, Fischoff national chamber music competition, and countless weddings, parties, musical theater productions, and late night chamber jams.  She studied cello with Hans Jørgen Jensen at Northwestern and Yvonne Caruthers of the National Symphony Orchestra.  She is currently principal cellist for Symphony Parnassus in San Francisco and the Solano Symphony, and has performed professionally with many other orchestras such as the Napa Valley Symphony, Livermore Valley Opera, Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra, Verismo Opera, Viva la Musica, and Bay Area Classical Harmonies.  She also performs regularly with Classical Revolution and in chamber music concerts with other Bay Area Strings musicians.