Cora Kuyvenhoven

Cora Kuyvenhoven

Affiliated Studio Instructor - Cello, Chamber Music
Position Type
- Present
Cello, Chamber Music

Cora Kuyvenhoven is assistant principal cellist of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and adjunct cello professor and co-director of chamber music at Denison University.

She recently taught at Otterbein University for five years and is a founding member of QUBE, the university’s artist-in residence string quartet. Cora has been soloist with Kalistos, Welsh Hills Symphony, Plymouth Symphony, National Arts Chamber Orchestra, and the Windsor Symphony. She will be performing Haydn’s D Major Cello concerto with the Denison University Orchestra on May 2nd. The Windsor Star heralded her last performance of this piece as expressing a great “joie de vivre.” As a member of the Toronto Symphony (1990-1997) she recorded and broadcast extensively, and toured in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

Cora obtained her A.R.C.T. licentiate from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with first class honours, studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and was a national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where she performed in the Advendo String Trio, under the tutelage of the Fine Arts Quartet. Cora received a post master’s degree at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Her DMA is from the University of Iowa (2000) where she was the recipient of the Iowa Performance Fellowship, and the Peltzer Award.

Cora’s new passions are dancing Zumba and learning Yoga. For upcoming concerts and events please go to:

A.R.C.T., Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto); M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; D.M.A., University of Iowa