Founding member of the Ximenez Quartet, Jessica Korotkin is a passionate chamber musician, composer, and historical cello specialist. She specializes in baroque cello, and also plays a number of historical bowed bass instruments including the viola da gamba, violone, and bass violin. She has performed with a variety of award-winning ensembles from Canada and the United States. Ms. Korotkin has been featured at a variety of prominent music festivals including the XIII Festival Internacional de Musica Barroca y Renacentista “Misiones de Chiquitos”, Montréal Baroque Festival, Vancouver Bach Festival, Portland Bach Festival, Cleveland Bach Festival, Festival Classica, and Montréal Bach Festival. She is the Artistic Co-Director of Kol Hanashama, an ensemble sponsored by the Mount Parnassus Foundation dedicated to exploring Jewish baroque music. Ms. Korotkin served as a summer faculty member at the Cornish College of the Arts where she taught a baroque improvisation workshop. As a composer, she has been published under the American Composers Alliance and had a composition commissioned by Earth World Collaborative. Ms. Korotkin received a bachelor’s degree in music from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in historical performance from the Oberlin Conservatory. At this time, Ms. Korotkin has qualified as a doctoral candidate at McGill’s Schulich School of Music.